Are all historical sources equally trustworthy? How might the reliability of a historical document be affected by the circumstances under which it was created? In this activity, students sharpen their ability to source documents and learn to think critically about what sources provide the best evidence to answer historical questions.
[Lesson plan updated on 11/13/18.]
Image: An engraving of the Declaration of Independence by John Binns, 1818. From the Library of Congress.