A primary source analysis is the most important tool a historian or a student of history can employ to gain a deeper understanding of the events and people of the past. A primary source could be a journal, a letter, a newspaper article, even artwork or music–anything that was created and left behind during the [...]

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Learning how to write a research paper is one of the rites of passage in grade school. With its precise form and specific requirements, the research paper asks kids to think in a structured, linear way while arguing a position on a topic. Some students sense that the research paper is a very “grown up” [...]

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