Presentation on theme: "Adapted from a work created by Amber Carter"— Presentation transcript:
1 Adapted from a work created by Amber Carter Sources of HistoryThe tools of the historians tradeMichael Quiñones, NBCTAdapted from a work created by Amber Carter
2 You will learn the following: How history is created.What a primary source is.What a secondary source is.
3 Is history designed or does it occur? Books about historical events and people do not fall out of the sky.To find out about what occurred in the past people must examine sources.Sources are pieces of evidence that reveal the past.Source:
4 Some newspaper articles* Primary SourceA record of an event as it originally occurred.Free from a third party’s interpretation (what someone else thinks it is or means) Free from anyone else’s analysis (taking it apart to find out what it means)Some examples include the following:ArtifactsPhotosSome newspaper articles*Letters, diariesAlso: oral histories
5 Secondary Source Books and articles Offers an analysis (someone’s point of view) or explanation of primary sourcesHistorians often use primary sources to support their opinions/ideasExamples:Books and articles
6 Some examples of the primary sources Primary Source examples Secondary Source examplesOriginal ArtworkMagazine article describing piece of artOriginal letterBiography about a person’s lifeVideotape of theatre performanceCritic’s review of a performance