To begin a study of how to use primary source documents, class members read a brief biography of Mary Maverick, one of the first white women settlers in Texas, and answer comprehension questions based on the reading. The first is a series of five lessons based on Maverick's biography.
- Although the lessons can be used independently, for maximin benefit, present them in order
- Ask class members to consider how events might be viewed differently by others
- The biography provides essential background for subsequent lessons in the series
- The questions focus readers' attention on important facts about Maverick's life and events she witnessed