Sourcing asks students to consider who wrote a document as well as the circumstances of its creation. Who authored a given document? When? For what purpose? This poster reminds students before reading a document to ask:
• Who wrote this?
• What is the author’s perspective?
• Why was it written?
• When was it written?
• Where was it written?
• Is this source reliable? Why? Why not?
[Posters updated on 11/13/17.]
Image: Illustration from the Dresden Codex, created 1200-1250 CE. From the World Digital Library.