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Primary or Secondary Sources


Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, defining the characteristics of each and evaluating each for their benefits and limitations. 0801.4.4

Links verified on 9/3/2014

  1. 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
  2. Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
  3. Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
  4. Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use 'real-time' data from government and commercial databases
  5. 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

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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