At the U.S. National Archives Doc Teach site, you will participate in a “Weighing the Evidence” activity. From the perspective of a social scientist, this experience will allow you to make value assessments on which primary sources are most useful and why. You will submit a short paper that explains the criteria you used to rank the sources. Include specific examples of how sources might be used in research. Identify a secondary source that would effectively supplement the primary resources, providing different information.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
Evaluation (ranking) of primary source
Use of primary sources
Explanation of secondary source
Guidelines for Submission: The short paper should be one to two pages in length, double-spaced. All citations should be completed using APA format.