Document Analysis

Activity

Students are given a single or group of documents with the same category, author, or design to thoroughly analyze. The document analysis can be text-based, photo, or video. In forensics, the items might be analyzed for handwriting or linguistic style. In linguistics, the document can be studied for style. In poetry, it can be an explication of a single work. In History, it can be the verification of a document or an analysis for historical learning.

Appropriate Content Areas

Language Arts, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, Forensics, Philosophy, History, and Law.

Goals & Objectives

Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).

The goal or objective is to become familiar with a single or multiple set of documents that hold value to the overall goals of the course.