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Reading and Analyzing Background Information Using Primary and Secondary Sources
What is the name of your research subject? _____________________________________
When was s/he born? ______________________________
When did s/he die? ________________________________
Where is s/he buried? ______________________________
Whom did s/he marry?
Who were his/her children?
What was his/her occupation? ________________________________________
Where did s/he work? ______________________________________________
What schooling did s/he have? _______________________________________
What other professional training did s/he have?
Describe his/her work (paid or unpaid)
What kind of tools
and materials did s/he use? How did s/he get them?
Civic Roles, Positions, Talents, and Achievements: Did s/he hold positions of responsibility in town government, church, the military, or other groups? Did s/he have any special talents or achievements?
Beliefs: What were his/her political and religious beliefs?
Class: What can you say about his/her social/economic class? Was s/he a leader in the community?
Happenings: What important things were going on in the country and/or Deerfield when s/he lived and how might these things have affected him/her?
Character: Summarize some ideas about his/her personality, character, and life. What kind of person might s/he have been? What were his/her interests? Was his/her daily life easy or difficult? How?