How Do You Write an Annotation?
Text on all three slides: This speech by Alexander Hamilton at the Constitutional Convention explains how he thinks the United States Government should be organized. I quoted this source because it is an example of how Hamilton felt about a central government.
Slide One Underlined Text: This speech
Underlined Text Description: The source is a speech.
Text Explanation: An annotation should include three things: First, it needs to tell the type of source. Is it a newspaper article? A diary entry? A book? A website?
Slide Two Underlined Text: it is an example of how Hamilton felt about a central government.
Underlined Text Description: I used the source as an example of how Hamilton felt.
Text Explanation: Second, it should say how you used the source. Was it used for background information? A source for photographs?
Slide Three Underlined Text: explains how he thinks the United States Government should be organized.
Underlined Text Description: It is important because Hamilton explains how he thinks the government should be organized.
Text Explanation: Third, it should explain why the source was important to your project.