Your Guide to OPVL

Report
Origin
Purpose
Values
Limitations
You’ll be doing this for your Historical Investigation
Evaluating Sources
Not everything you hear is true
 Would you trust:

 Your best friend’s diary?
 Voldemort’s personal diary?
 A television commercial?
 A book written by Darth Vader?
 A Nazi newspaper?
Sources can be
Origin

What is the source?
Capture of Saarbrucken. GIs of
70th Div seen with Nazi flag and
portrait of Hitler. 22 Mar 1945.
Photo: Corbis.
Purpose

Why is the source?
Capture of Saarbrucken. GIs of
70th Div seen with Nazi flag and
portrait of Hitler. 22 Mar 1945.
Photo: Corbis.
Value

How is the source useful?
Capture of Saarbrucken. GIs of
70th Div seen with Nazi flag and
portrait of Hitler. 22 Mar 1945.
Photo: Corbis.
Limitations

What can’t the source tell us?
Capture of Saarbrucken. GIs of
70th Div seen with Nazi flag and
portrait of Hitler. 22 Mar 1945.
Photo: Corbis.
HOMEWORK

Using what you now know about World
War 1, your job is to use OPVL to
analyze the Treaty of Versailles

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