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):
____ Policy speech
____ Congressional testimony
____ News report
____ Entertainment broadcast
____ Press conference
____ Convention proceedings
____ Campaign speech
____ Arguments before a court
____ Panel discussion
B. Unique physical qualities of the recording:
____ Live broadcast
____ Special sound effects
____ 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.