Learning From a Historic Place
1. OVERVIEW: What do you see? What is your general
description of the place and its setting?
2. DETAILS: Look closely and identify specific details about location, size, shape, design, arrangement, setting, and other characteristics.
3. IMPRESSIONS: What do your observations suggest about the place's age, purpose, function,
PICTURE: What do you think the place suggests about people, events,
or ways of life from the past?
5. EVIDENCE: Look
at your conclusions for Questions 3 and 4. How do you know? What specific clues did
the place itself contribute? How influential were previous knowledge
& ANSWERS: What questions did the physical evidence raise for
you? What information is missing? What else would you like to know?
What types of evidence might answer those questions and test your hypotheses?
Where would you find that information?