Primary or Secondary Sources
Distinguish between primary (i.e., letters, interviews, diaries, newspapers) and secondary (i.e., reference books, periodicals, Internet, biographies) sources. SPI 0601.4.4
Links verified on 6/11/2014
- American Slave Narratives - first-hand accounts of former slaves'
experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms.
of primary and secondary resources - lesson and exercise [This expired
page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback
Scholarly From Non-Scholarly Periodicals: - a checklist of criteria
Analysis Worksheets - You may find these worksheets useful as you introduce
students to various documents
- How to Evaluate Web Resources - a visual guide to evaluating sources on the web
- 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.
Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents
on the web
Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use �real-time' data
from government and commercial databases
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
primary sources in your research - tutorial with quiz
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