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Sound Recording Analysis Worksheet

Step 1. Pre-listening

A. Whose voices will you hear on this recording?

B. What is the date of this recording?

C. Where was this recording made?

Step 2. Listening

A. Type of sound recording (check one):
indentation ____ Policy speech
indentation ____ Congressional testimony
indentation ____ News report
indentation ____ Interview
indentation ____ Entertainment broadcast
indentation ____ Press conference
indentation ____ Convention proceedings
indentation ____ Campaign speech
indentation ____ Arguments before a court
indentation ____ Panel discussion
indentation ____ Other

B. Unique physical qualities of the recording:
indentation ____ Music
indentation ____ Live broadcast
indentation ____ Narrated
indentation ____ Special sound effects
indentation ____ Background sound

C. What is the tone or mood of this recording?

Step 3. Post-listening (or repeated listening)

A. List three things in this sound recording that you think are important:




B. Why do you think the original broadcast was made and for what audience?

C. What evidence in the recording helps you to know why it was made?

D. List two things this sound recording tells you about life in Louisiana at the time it was made:



E. Write a question to the broadcaster that is left unanswered by this sound recording.

F. What information do you gain about this event that would not be conveyed by a written transcript? Be specific.

Adapted from the design developed by the Education Staff, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408.

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