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Is That A Fact?

Today's assertion: George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.

  1. Select a reference in which you're likely to find evidence relevant to today's assertion.
  2. Circle the type of reference you selected.
  3. almanac     dictionary     encyclopedia     internet search

  4. State whether your reference is paper or digital. ___________________
  5. Using the format from the Sample Citations sheet that is appropriate for your reference, write out a citation for it.




  1. In the space below, quote the evidence relevant to today's assertion that you found.




  1. Does the evidence you found validate today's assertion?  ____________

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