AP US History
Thinking Practices and Skills
Analyzing Historical Evidence
Analyzing Historical Evidence (Primary Sources)
What is the actual meaning of this information and/or arguments?
What effect would "HIPP" have on the meaning of the source?
What message is the author trying to send with their argument?
How does the author use evidence?
What conclusions can be drawn from this data?
Can you make a historical claim and defend in the form of an evaluative thesis?
What evidence do you use to support that claim?
How does each piece of evidence relate to each other?
What events lead up to this event, happened during this event, and what happened as a result of this event.
What is different?
What is similar?
What is the significance of these?
Continuity & Change over time
What stayed the same?
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What causes events to occur?
What are the primary causes?
What are the secondary causes?
What happens immediately that will cause a long-term effect?
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