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7th Grade - Primary or Secondary Sources

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Distinguish between primary (i.e., interviews, letters, diaries, newspapers, personal narratives) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies) sources. SPI 0801.4.4


Links verified on 6/1/2014


  1. American Slave Narratives - first-hand accounts of former slaves' experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. [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.]
  2. Characteristics of primary and secondary resources - lesson and exercise
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDocument Analysis Worksheets - You may find these worksheets useful as you introduce students to various documents
  4. Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project - This site contains secondary documents written about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as primary documents written during King's life.
  5. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  6. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  7. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use ‘real-time’ data from government and commercial databases
  8. 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.]
  9. 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.]
  10. Using primary sources in your research - tutorial with quiz [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.]

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