Primary Sources – Voices of Freedom
Requirements for each component:
- Write an essay that gives two examples from the primary sources in Voices of Freedom chapter 1 that examines different views discussing the rights of European explorers and colonists versus those whose communities pre-dated European contact with the Americas.
- Write an essay that gives two examples from the primary sources in Voices of Freedom chapter 2 that explains why people would chose to emigrate, often risking their lives, to the colonies in English America.
- Write an essay discussing two examples from the primary sources in Voices of Freedom chapter 3 that explains different reasons for the “tensions” in North America (AKA: what are the grievances of the two authors and why?)
- Write an essay discussing two examples from the primary sources in Voices of Freedom chapter 4 that explores specific examples of the denial of natural rights.
- Make sure you include in your “what” which natural rights the author discussed as denied AND whose rights those were. Your “how-conclusion” should compare or contrast the authors, audiences, and the purposes of your two chosen documents.
- Sources, Structure, Supportive Evidence, Analysis. (Each of these is worth 10 points each.)
- Each essay should at least have 300 – 350 words.
- Must use two primary sources selected from the Voices of Freedom text.
- Must be in proper essay format—“Intro, Body, Conclusion” (at least three paragraphs)
- Introduction must include a thesis statement.
- Conclusion paragraph required.
- Essays of less than three paragraphs will be subject to a one letter-grade deduction.
- Students must use direct quotes from primary sources selected from the Voices of Freedom text.
- Students should use historical examples from the Give Me Liberty text.
- Students should offer analysis of primary sources. (Use quotes and analyze what the author of the source is saying an why using knowledge of historical events and trends.)
- Conclusion should tie together the two sources used within a historical context or, compare and contrast.