PSA Family Limitation

I need an explanation for this Writing question to help me study.

First, complete step #1, which is a sourcing of the attached document using the following table.

Title:

Who?

Who created the text, picture, object, etc.?

What?

What is the topic? What is it about?

When?

When was it written, delivered, published, or created?

Where?

Where was it written, delivered, or created?

Why?

Why was it written or created? What’s the purpose?

How?

How is it written or created? In what format was it created?

Description:

Put it all together. Be sure that ALL of the components above (who, what, where, when, why, how) are included in the description.

Next, select any of the three documents you wish and complete step #2 by filling out the table below. You only need to do this for one of the three documents, not for all three.

Bias and Reliability Table with Questions

Locating Bias and Assessing Reliability

Who & What?

How did the identity of the person who created this document (including their profession, race, gender, class, age, religion, and anything else you know about them) shape the creation of this document?

Write at least 5 college-level sentences in this box.

Where?

How did location influence this document?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

When?

How did time influence this document?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

How?

What does the format the creator chose reveal regarding bias/reliability issues?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

Why?

How did the creator’s purpose or audience influence the document?

Write at least 5 college-level sentences in this box.

Other Bias/Reliability Issues

What else do you notice about this source (or know about its context, based on the textbook) that influences how you/historians should read it?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

Using the Source While Keeping Bias and Reliability in Mind

Topic 1

What specific research topic might an historian use this source for? (Tip: Pick a very narrow topic so that you don’t have trouble thinking of 3 total.)

What to Be Careful About if Using for This Topic

How might an historian have to be careful using this source for the topic above?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

Topic 2

What specific research topic might an historian use this source for? (Tip: Pick a very narrow topic so that you don’t have trouble thinking of 3 total.)

What to Be Careful About if Using for This Topic

How might an historian have to be careful using this source for the topic above?

Write at least 3 college-level sentences in this box.

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