Lesson Purpose

A primary source worksheet for students focused on close reading skills. Students are asked to read and analyze an obituary for Martha Washington printed in the Augusta Herald on June 9, 1802. This resource was created by 2015-2016 Life Guard Teacher Fellow Marcia Motter.

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Worksheet Objectives:

  • Students will analyze an obituary for Martha Washington.  
  • Students will practice using historical thinking skills to answer questions using evidence from the document to support their conclusions.

Related Standards:

  • Reading and Writing Literacy in History/Social Studies
  • Reading Informational Texts
  • Reading for Perspective
  • Writing Skills
  • Developing Research Skills

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