Motive, MO, Consequences Why? Helps you get at context/motive. How gets you to modus operandithe process by which something got done. Changing attitudes, norms, ways of doing things, laws. Etc. What difference did it make? Gets you to consequences and significance in history. Because this change happened, what else changed or happened?
Dont forget the other part of detective worklook for leads!
Leads As you read, look for other subtopics related to your research. Follow those leads and think of more questions to ask. Why, How, What Difference does it make? Make more cards as you find the answers!