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Sources of History Michael Quiñones, NBCT www.socialstudiesguy.com Adapted from a work created by Amber Carter The tools of the historians trade.

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1 Sources of History Michael Quiñones, NBCT Adapted from a work created by Amber Carter The tools of the historians trade

2 How history is created. What a primary source is. What a secondary source is.

3 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: crVXOR3qxuE/T35xRSDGY_I/AAAAAAAAAAY/9Q 9b0ClUiP4/s1600/retrieve.jpg

4 A record of an event as it originally occurred. Free from a third partys interpretation (what someone else thinks it is or means) Free from anyone elses analysis (taking it apart to find out what it means) Some examples include the following: Also: oral histories Letters, diaries Photos Some newspaper articles* Artifacts

5 Offers an analysis (someones point of view) or explanation of primary sources Historians often use primary sources to support their opinions/ideas Examples: Books and articles

6 Primary Source examplesSecondary Source examples Original Artwork Magazine article describing piece of art Original letterBiography about a persons life Videotape of theatre performance Critics review of a performance Some examples of the primary sources


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