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.
- Characteristics of primary and secondary resources - lesson and exercise [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Distinguishing Scholarly From Non-Scholarly Periodicals: - a checklist of criteria
- Document 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.
- Primary Source Documents - over two dozen links to primary source documents on the web
- Primary Sources on the Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials
- Primary Source & Archived Collections Projects - projects use �real-time' data from government and commercial databases
- 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
- Using primary sources in your research - tutorial with quiz
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