Interpreting Primary Sources with a Geographic Lens

Tools to help you interpret primary sources using a Geographic Lens:
Image Analysis Tool - Questions
Map Analysis Tool - Questions

Student Worksheets


Resource Sets for Primary Sources focusing on:

    Causes and Effects of the Civil War

    Amish and Mennonites



    Immigration to the US after the Civil War

    Immigration - Dustbowl in the US

    Moundbuilder and Pueblo Cultures

    George Washington and Valley Forge


National Geographic Education sponsored the Alliances of Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, and Nevada to developed these forms for analyzing primary sources from the point of view of geographers.  The geographers and teachers of these Alliances have been working with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources - Western Division to make these forms and this new way of analyzing material available to the wider educational community.