In this activity, students will analyze two different accounts of the same event, and through the use of text evidence, support or reject the use of that source as valid historical information. Students will analyze The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, as well as the primary source document of Paul Revere's manuscript deposition of his ride.Purchase includes a comparison matrix for the document analysis, analysis questions
Students need to feel relaxed, safe, and welcome in order to learn effectively. If we focus only on content and raise the stakes of assessments, we increase some students’ anxiety and make it more difficult for them to learn. A reminder that our job in working with students begins, and is sustained, through relationship building and trust.