4. What are primary sources? ❖Primary sources are original records from the past and were recorded by people who: • Were involved in the event • Witnessed the event • Personally knew the people involved (not knew of)
5. What are primary sources? ❖Primary sources can also be objects (artifacts) or visual evidence. ❖Primary sources give people today an idea about what people in the past saw or thought about an event.
6. Remember! A primary source reflects only ONE point of view and may contain their bias toward the given event.
7. Examples of Primary Sources Printed Publications Books Magazines Newspapers
8. Examples of Primary Sources Personal Records Diaries Letters Records
9. Examples of Primary Sources Visual Materials Sculpture Drawings Paintings
10. Examples of Primary Sources Oral Histories Stories/Fables Myths Memoirs
11. Examples of Primary Sources Oral Histories Songs Poems
12. SECONDARY SOURCES
13. What are secondary sources? ❖ Secondary sources are accounts of past events created after the event has occurred.
14. ❖ A secondary source can be both useful and Remember! reliable, but they cannot reflect the thoughts and feelings of the people who experienced the event. • Secondary sources can represent a much more impartial account of the event because they can include more than one point of view or may include more information that was otherwise unavailable at the time the actual event occurred.
15. Examples of Secondary Sources Textbooks Articles written by Biographies people who were not actually at the event.
16. Examples of Secondary Sources The following are only considered SECONDARY if they were created by uninvolved parties after the event occurred. Images Charts Graphs