Primary and Secondary Sources

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Primary and Secondary
Sources
Media Center
Standard
SPI 0701.4.4 Distinguish
between primary and
secondary sources.
Essential Question: Compare
and contrast primary and
secondary sources.
Objective
Identify sources and
know the differences
between
primary/secondary
sources.
BELLRINGER
Explain the difference
between primary and
secondary sources.
BELLRINGER
 List three Primary Sources
 List three Secondary Sources
BELLRINGER 8TH GRADE
Should the Internet be
censored?
Thesis sentence, three
reasons, concluding
sentence.
Primary Sources
A primary source is a document
or physical object which was
written or created during the
time under study. These
sources were present during an
experience or time period and
offer an inside view of a
particular event.
Examples of Primary Sources
 Diary of Anne Frank - Experiences of a
Jewish family during WWII
 The Constitution of Canada - Canadian
History
 A journal article reporting NEW research
or findings
 Weavings and pottery - Native American
history
 Plato's Republic - Women in Ancient
Greece
Other Examples
 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or
translations acceptable): Diaries,
speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews,
news film footage, autobiographies,
official records
 CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels,
music, art
 RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture,
clothing, buildings
Today’s Assignment
 Open a new Word Document.
 Create a footer with primary sources as the assignment.
 Example: lilesk_library _primary sources.
 Save to your student folder and not My Documents
 You will research and find original documents
Today
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charters
correspondence
diaries
early works
• personal
narratives
• sources
• speeches
title
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interviews
manuscripts
oratory
pamphlets
• letters
• documents
Bellringer
List three secondary
sources. Explain how
secondary sources are
important in student
research.
Standard
 SPI 0701.4.4 Distinguish between primary and
secondary sources.
 Essential Question: Compare and contrast primary and
secondary sources.
Objective
Identify sources and know
the differences between
primary/secondary sources.
Secondary Sources
 Secondary sources:
 is a secondhand account about people, events, topics or
places that is based on what some other writer has
experienced.
 Analyze and interpret primary sources. A textbooks,
nonfiction books –autobiography is not included – and
reference books.
 Books, newspapers, pamphlets, encyclopedias and
other materials in which information has been gathered
for you