Western Civilization I
Document Worksheet


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  1) What kind of a document is this?   What sort of information does it contain?  To whom is it addressed?



  2) Summarize in your own words the basic argument.  What is the author trying to communicate?  Is the author persuasive? Are you convinced?



  3) What is the historical significance of this document?  What can we as students of history
learn from it?



  4) Choose a brief passage that you feel sums up most concisely the authorís point (donít just cut and paste).



  5) What are some substantive questions might you ask the author if he or she were around to answer them?