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Using Primary Sources

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Interpret a primary reading sample. 5.5.7


Links verified 9/17/2014


  1. Ain't I a Woman? - by Sojourner Truth at the 1851 Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio - this is the text of her speech
  2. American Memory Timeline - This resource was developed to help teachers and students use the vast online collections of the Library of Congress. The links will lead you to sets of selected primary sources on a variety of topics in United States History. The sets are arranged by chronological period.
  3. American Slave Narratives - From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms.
  4. American Treasures of the Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson, whose personal library became the core of the Library of Congress, arranged his books into three types of knowledge, corresponding to three faculties of the mind: Memory (History), Reason (Philosophy),
  5. Calisphere: A World of Primary Source Documents - explore thousands of primary source images and documents and Imagination (Fine Arts).
  6. Characteristics of primary and secondary resources - lesson and exercise [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  7. Historical and Cultural Context - Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline
  8. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself - Harriet Jacobs - You can find the entire text of the book online. In addition you can find links to images related to her book itself, and images related to slave life during her time.
  9. Primary and Secondary Sources - Primary sources such as letters, diaries, photographs, maps and artifacts provide students with authentic materials from the past. By looking closely for details, students can draw conclusions about the items and formulate their own hypotheses about the time period(s) during which they were created [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  11. Primary Sources - Archive of many primary sources
  12. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  13. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use ‘real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  14. Primary vs. Secondary Sources: A Comparison - use this form as a review - Examine a historical event by looking at both a primary and a secondary source related to it. Record the information you find in each below. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  15. Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. You be the Historian - Learn about life in the late 1700s based on the evidence presented in the activity This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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