Answering the Five Questions
Click through the following slideshow to hear Jasmine and Josh evaluate a primary source.
Maryland’s Oyster Wars
OK, Josh. Are you ready to use the five questions to "source" a document and evaluate how useful it is?
I think so. My project is about the Maryland Oyster Wars. Did you ever hear of them?
Ummm… no. What are the Oyster Wars?
The Oyster Wars were a bunch of fights between fishermen in Maryland and Virginia in the 1800s. Guess what they were fighting about.
Look at this picture from the Library of Congress website. It shows some fishermen and policemen on boats during the Oyster Wars. Maybe we can use Mr. Lexington’s questions to see if this is a good source for my project.
Let's learn more about the Oyster Wars picture that Josh found. Click on each of Mr. Lexington's five questions to find the answers about the following source.