1. Each member of the group
should make an effort to read each of the documents. Work as a team to get through
the difficult ones. (When you were practicing the research techniques using
the Dr. William Stoddard Williams materials, you divided the documents among
your team members. This time, everyone should read everything.)
2. As you read, answer as many questions as you can on the "Reading and Analyzing Background Information Using Primary and Secondary Sources" worksheet.
3. Try to learn as much as you can about your research subject from the documents.
4. Look up your research subject in George Sheldon's A History of Deerfield, Volume II, and Susan McGowan and Amelia Millers Family and Landscape: Deerfield Homelots from 1671, and use the information to fill in more of the answers.
5. Try to answer ALL of the questions on the "Reading and Analyzing Background Information Using Primary and Secondary Sources" worksheet before you begin your project. If the documents dont provide all of the answers, you will need to use other sources such as reference books, text books, and websites to do further research.