Read “Tampering with History”


Tampering with History


The following text is from Tampering with History by Sam Wineburg and Daisy Martin. In this article, the authors explain the reasoning for modifying texts for student use. In addition, you will review the skills necessary to adjust the texts. 

As you read, consider the following questions:

  • Many primary sources are written in a language different from our students, which can a barrier for even the strongest readers in a class. Altering sources for accessibility is a radical act. Does adapting a text tamper with history?