Primary and Secondary Sources

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Primary and Secondary Sources

  1. 1. Primary andSecondary Sources
  2. 2. What Are Primary Sources?The actual accounts of events or the originaldocuments  Original literary or  Diaries theatrical works  Letters  Original  Journals advertisements  Speeches  Magazine and  Interviews Newspaper Articles  Photographs (as long as they are written soon after  Audio and Video the fact and not as Recordings historical accounts)
  3. 3. Examples of Primary Sources This is an original advertisement for Lux Soap.
  4. 4. Examples of Primary SourcesThis is an originalletter written byThomas Jeffersonto John Adams in1788.
  5. 5. Examples of Primary Sources Map of Michigan showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, & North Michigan Railway and connecting lines.
  6. 6. What Are Secondary Sources?They interpret the primary sources. Text Books Encyclopedias Dictionaries Books that interpret history Articles that interpret history
  7. 7. Examples of Secondary Sources A text book is a secondary source written about the primary sources.
  8. 8. Examples of Secondary Sources World Book Encyclopedias are secondary sources of information.
  9. 9. Think About It Why do you think historians use both primary and secondary sources? How do you think primary sources can be used?
  10. 10. Think About It Why do you think historians use both primary and secondary sources? How do you think primary sources can be used?

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