Primary Source Worksheet: Thomas Jefferson, Message to Congress Concerning Louisiana

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Proficient reading of informational text, especially primary source documents, requires practice. This message from Thomas Jefferson about the Louisiana Purchase offers readers a chance to develop these comprehension skills.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collect the entire set of worksheets and use periodically as skill-building exercises
  • Sort the worksheets by subject and incorporate into appropriate units
  • Ask readers to list things the letter reveals about Jefferson
Pros

  • A photo of the original document is included in the resource
  • The first five questions require a close reading of the document
  • The final three questions ask readers to consider the implications of the letter
Cons

  • Only one of the eight questions on the worksheet asks readers analyze the text