Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
This in-class exercise asks groups of students to analyze sources to determine aspects such as authority, audience and purpose. Based on the analysis, students are then asked to identify source types and evaluate the sources. The activity can be used to compare any types of sources, and modified to work with any topic/discipline.
Use the lesson plan and exercise below. Feel free to adapt and remix this assignment.
Comparing Sources Lesson Plan