What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.
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- Ask class members to imagine how this same event might be told from a non Anglo Texan point of view
- All the documents in the the series of lessons are related to the life of Mary Maverick
- Kids read Maverick's description of the same event in her diary and in her memoir and compare the two
- Groups again use the SOAPS method of question to examine the documents