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Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local
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Collecting Primary Source Materials
Peer Review Assessment
- Students determine criteria for assessment checklists of the archive.
- As students continue to collect, analyze, and research related materials, the progress of their project is monitored by their peers. Classroom teams meet for a monthly roundtable discussion and evaluation of their projects, using their criteria for assessment.
- The peer review process may be used in evaluating the final project, the written analysis, and the oral presentation.
- By the end of the ninth week of class, each student produces a written statement describing his or her topic and outlining a plan for collecting materials
- Students turn in peer review after each monthly roundtable.
- Teachers may choose to culminate this unit with a written analysis of the archival collection and/or other demonstrations of mastery of the concepts of archival collection and analysis.
- Teachers evaluate oral presentations of final projects.