Primary Source Annotation

By Jeff McClurken of University of Mary Washington

Assignment #

Using an annotation tool known as Hypothesis (which I’ll introduce in class), you will publicly annotate two primary sources — one document, diary entry, letter, poem or image — from each of the links below. Highlight and comment on at least five sections of each source. Potential approaches: Comment on examples of gender roles and expectations, define unfamiliar words, provide historical context, explore other factors or characteristics that shaped colonial women’s lives, or discuss the biases and reliability of the source. [Each annotation should include relevant citations of your sources.]

[Only one person can work on a particular source (poem, letter, diary entry, set of pages from a book, etc.). Let me know which two sources you’re planning on using.]

License #

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license