Document Analysis Worksheet I - chinesehistorythruchineseeyes

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Document Analysis Worksheet I Name(s):
Complete this worksheet for each document you analyze.
Title of the document are you analyzing:
Name of the modernization effort that this document is associated with:
STEP 1: SOURCING (“Sourcing” = understanding where the document came from)
Before you read the document, read the “source” note at the bottom and answer
these questions.
1. Who wrote the document?
2. When was it written?
3. Is this a primary source or a secondary source?
4. Is this writer a reliable source for these events? That is, should we believe what this
writer says? Why or why not?
STEP 2: CLOSE READING (“Close reading” = reading the document carefully and
thinking about it as you read it)
As you read the document, list here the questions that come to your mind.
STEP 3: CONTEXTUALIZING (“Contextualizing” = Thinking about what else was going
on when the events happened; information that isn’t in the document but helps you
understand the document.)
Review the information in your textbook and in the document “Teaching objectives of
China’s modern and contemporary history basic knowledge.” Do they provide answers
to any of the questions you wrote in Step 2? If so, write the answers on the back of this
page.
CHINESE HISTORY THROUGH CHINESE EYES — The Struggle for Modernization
Document Analysis Worksheet II
Names(s)
Use this worksheet to gather together information from all the documents that you analyze.
Name of the effort to modernize that you are analyzing:
CLOSE READING — After you finish Document Analysis Worksheet I for each document, read the document again and
complete the chart below.
(1) In which
document did you
find the information
you are recording
in this row?
(2) What does this
document tell you about
who led this effort to
modernize? (Individuals,
organizations, classes, etc.)
(3) What does this document tell you about the goals of this
effort to modernize? List only one goal in each row.
(4) How would you
categorize this goal?
(A goal may fall into
more than one
category.)
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
CHINESE HISTORY THROUGH CHINESE EYES — The Struggle for Modernization
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
O Political
O Government
O Military
O Economic
O Social
O Education
1. Based on the information you have recorded in Column 2 above, what can you conclude about who led this modernization
effort?
2. Based on the data you have recorded in Columns 3 and 4 above, summarize the goals of this modernization effort in bullet
points. List the goals in the order of importance, in your opinion, based on the data.
3. After reading historians’ evaluation(s) of this effort at modernization, do you think it was successful or not? Cite evidence
from your sources to support your answer.
CHINESE HISTORY THROUGH CHINESE EYES — The Struggle for Modernization
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