Presentation on theme: "Evidence of Daily Life Think back over the past 24 hours Jot down 3-5 things you did (that you might be willing to tell the group) If you had to prove."— Presentation transcript:
Evidence of Daily Life Think back over the past 24 hours Jot down 3-5 things you did (that you might be willing to tell the group) If you had to prove what you did, what evidence would you produce? How much of that evidence will probably still be available in 10 years? 25? 100?
What is a primary source? Primary sources are the raw materials of history original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.
Historical primary sources How can we learn how people in the past lived? What evidence did they leave?
April 14th 1/2 past 10 o'clock P.M. O, fatal day. O, noble Victim. Treason has done its worst. The President has been Assassinated. It has just been announced at my door that he was shot a half hour ago at Fords Theatre. Is it possible? I have just come from near the scene, it is too True. 11 o'clock P.M.
How often does a Web site change? The average lifespan of a Web site is 44 days "I knew that websites changed periodically, but I didn't realize that once they are changed, they can never be viewed as they once were unless we archive them" (student from last years project)