Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from Reagan's Speech to the National Association of Evangelicals

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Ronald Reagan's 1983 speech to the National Association of Evangelicals (also know as the "Evil Empire Speech") offers readers with an opportunity to practice their skills at reading informational text, specifically primary source documents.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use one of the primary documents in this series to model how to approach primary source documents, use a second as a group-work, guided practice exercise, and then provide learners with a third document for independent practice
  • Have groups research the changes in the Soviet Union since the time of the address
Pros

  • The worksheet questions not only provide additional background information about Reagan and his speech, but also serve to focus readers' attention on key points in the address
Cons

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