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HLS 650 - Intelligence Systems and Structures in Homeland Security (UNH Manchester): Info Timeline Activity

Activity Set Up

Frequently professors ask students to use a variety of information sources for a project. Why? When an event occurs, where are the firsts few places you learn of the event?

Directions

Create a physical publication timeline based on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

 

Consider:

How did you first hear about it?

What came next?

Can you put the materials on your table in order from first to last?

Can you identify the types of sources in the list?

Wrap Up

What is the difference between the information at the start of the timeline and the information at the end?

When do we begin to see disciplinary knowledge / lenses applied to the issues?

What sources displayed would be useful as primary sources?

 

Acknowledgements

Activity adapted from Keene Info-Lit Bank.

Beebe, S. M., & Pherson, R. H. (2014). Cases in intelligence analysis: Structured analytic techniques in action.