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Primary and Secondary Sources

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Jessica Quinones

on 25 August 2016

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Transcript of Primary and Secondary Sources

(Write down 3 that you have seen)
(Write down 3 that you have seen)
History textbooks
Encyclopedias (Print/Online)
Non-fiction history books
Reinacted Documentaries
Secondary Sources
Primary Sources
Thinking Like a Historian
They offer an inside view of a particular event. They are created by witnesses who experienced the events or time period.

Ask yourself: Was the object present during the time period?
Autobiographies/ Memoirs
Video/Film footage of actual event
Objects/Artifacts from the time
Poems, art, music
Government documents
Documents written after an event has occurred, providing secondhand information of that event, person, or topic.
Ticket Out:
Make a list of primary and secondary sources you would use if you were to do a scholarly report on Christopher Columbus journey to the Americas.

Biography: a book about somebody's life written by another person

Autobiography: a book about a person, written by that person

Non-fiction: writings that are factual
Agenda, Social Studies Notebook, and a pencil

Objective: IWBAT define, categorize, and distinguish between primary and secondary sources.

Bell Work:
Part 1: If you could travel back in time to a different time period where would it be and why?

Part 2: List 3 objects from that time period you would bring back with you to show your friends.

A document, physical object, or work of art that was present during an experience or time period.
Are the following primary or secondary sources?
(This is a test)
Class Period:___

1. The Declaration of Independence

2. A TV show explaining what happened to the Roman Empire.

3. A WWI veteran talking about the war.

4. A letter from a soldier describing the Civil War.

5. A classmate doing a report on China.

1. Primary
2. Secondary
3. Primary
4. Primary
5. Secondary
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