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Primary vs Secondary Sources
Transcript of Primary vs Secondary Sources
What do you think?
Primary and secondary sources are things that help us to remember and understand the past.
Primary sources are created at the time
of an event
or very soon after an event.
Secondary sources are
created after an event.
Who cares if it’s a
primary or secondary
Have you ever played Chinese Whispers?
Often when things are repeated over and over the story changes over time.
Checking back with the person who started the 'whisper'is going back to the primary source.
If you want to see or hear the original evidence for yourself you must go back to the primary source.
Video recording of an actual event
Minutes to meetings
Objects from the time (artefacts)
Poems, art, music
Newspaper articles written at the time of the event
Voice mail messages
Types of Primary Sources
Types of Secondary Sources
Non-Fiction History Books
So what are the benefits of each?
Types of Sources
Examples of sources sheet (must use pencil)
Find people who saw the same thing happen as you or were at the same event
A.B. p.19-20 (Q1,2,4)
How many can you remember?