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Primary and Secondary Sources

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Jessica Quinones

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Transcript of Primary and Secondary Sources

Examples:
(Write down 3 that you have seen)
Examples:
(Write down 3 that you have seen)
History textbooks
Encyclopedias (Print/Online)
Biographies
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
Diaries
Video/Film footage of actual event
Letters
Coins
Objects/Artifacts from the time
Photographs
Poems, art, music
Speeches
Interviews
Maps
Paintings
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.
Vocabulary

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
Supplies:
Agenda, Social Studies Notebook, and a pencil

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

Bell Work:

Part 1: Define secondary source.

Part 2: Finish your "Believe It or Not...I Was Their" story. If you are done read.


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)
Name:________
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.

Answers:
1. Primary
2. Secondary
3. Primary
4. Primary
5. Secondary
Presentation Time!

6 Students will be chosen at random to present their stories in different areas of the classroom.

The remaining students may choose which stories they would like to listen to BUT there may not be more than 6 students per presenter.

Activity Norms
The only person standing in the group may be the presenter
Listeners will be respectful during presentations



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