Learn It

colorful talk bubbles listing the 5 questions 'who,' 'what,' 'where,' 'when,' and 'why'

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We did it! We answered all five questions:

  • "Who?"
  • "What?"
  • "Where?"
  • "When?"
  • "Why?"


Now we need to use the answers to evaluate how well we think this source will work for my project.

Here are the notes I took about Charles Coles’s slave narrative.

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I think I can use Charles Coles’s slave story as a source for my project! I have to remember that all of his story might not be exactly right. I also have to check his story with other documents from the time before the Civil War. Mr. Lexington says checking sources like that is called corroborating the sources.