Global History
Annotated Bibliography: Research and Analyze Project #01, 25 points
Due: 22 September 2014
Goal: This project will allow students to gain expert knowledge on a historical
figures and events throughout the year. Students will research and create an
annotated bibliography with two primary sources, two secondary sources, and one
online website for each website we study. For each unit, I will assign a “research
question” that you will find five potential sources that you would use for a research
project on that question. After finding the five sources, you are to then annotate each
source in 2-4 sentences.
Research Question: “Should the Agricultural Revolution Actually Be
Known as the Agricultural Transition?”
Research: Collections of information for your profile and Creation of Annotated
Bibliography by:
1. Identifying appropriate primary and secondary sources: 2 secondary, 2
primary (see definitions below), and one website/general source that provide a
variety of information on your subject.
2. Demonstrating a technically correct bibliography in the Chicago Style.
3. Annotating the sources with 2-4 sentences that explain the value of the
source in developing the
A primary source is a piece of information about a historical event or period in which the creator
of the source was an actual participant in or a contemporary of a historical moment. The purpose
of primary sources is to capture the words, the thoughts and the intentions of a moment in the
past. Primary sources help you to interpret what happened and why it happened. Examples of
primary sources include documents, art, artifacts, historic sites, songs, or other written
and tangible items created during the historical period you are studying.
A secondary source is a source that was not created first-hand by someone who participated in
the historical era. Secondary sources are usually created by historians, but based on the
historian's reading of primary sources. Secondary sources are usually written decades, if not
centuries, after the event occurred by people who did not live through or participate in the event
or issue. The purpose of a secondary source is to help build the story of your research from
multiple perspectives and to give your research historical context.
Ms. Semple’s Home Page: