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HIST 346: The Holocaust

Prof. David Tompkins, Spring 2023

In Class Activity: Rapid Primary Source Research

Google Doc link:

During this activity, you will explore a primary source database that will be useful for your research. 

Outcome: By the end of the activity, your group will have found one primary resource for the research question that you are using and will note one question you have about the primary resource to share with your classmates. 

  1. Find 2-3 other people to work with. 
  2. Choose one research topic in your group to focus on. 
  3. Explore the database and do a search based on a topic of your choice. What search terms/keywords did you use? 
  4. Click into one result and take note of what the primary source seems to be about.
  5. At the end of the activity, each group should have found one primary source and put a link to it in the Google Doc AND have noted a question to ask about the primary source.