History Matters: Making Sense of Evidence

This site helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. The Making Sense of Documents segment provide strategies for analyzing online primary sources, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources. The Scholars in Action segment gives examples of how scholars puzzle out the meaning of different kinds of primary sources to make sense of a document.
It includes audio clips in which leading scholars interpret a document and discuss strategies for analyzing it.

Also on this site is a Students as Historians segment, with examples of student work. Although some of the links are outdated and no longer valid, there are still several excellent examples of how students used and interpreted primary sources.