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8.H.1 Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events from multiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.
Primary Sources A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types of primary sources include: ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
Examples Diary of Anne Frank United States Constitution
My dearest Friend I left Paris on the Eighth of March, expecting to find the Alliance, at Nantes and embark immediately for home, but when I arrived there I found the Alliance was still at Brest. I went to Brest 200 Miles from Nantes, and after some Stay there the Alliance was ordered to Nantes. I returned to Nantes, and when every Thing was ready to sail for America, an order came from Court for the Alliance to go to L'orient, and for me to go home in one of the Kings ships, with his new Ambassador to the united States, Le Chevalier de la Luzerne. It would fill a Volume to give you an History of my Adventures. My Son has accompanied me wherever I have been and is treated with more Attention than his father, tho that is as much as he wishes. Letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail Adams
Don’t think hard of me for not writing. I have wrote as often as I could. But there are Letters of mine still in the Ports of this Kingdom, which were written I believe 9 Months ago-many many others are in the Sea. When you come to know how few Letters I have received from America, you will be surprised. There seems to be no Communication of Intelligence between the two Countries or worse than none. What the Sentiments or Intentions of Congress are concerning me, I know not. Shall find out in Time, I presume. But it seems to most People a little mysterious that I should be sent here, and so soon forgotten, so entirely as neither to be ordered to stay, go or come. However, there are Reasons probably that We know not here. You may form an Idea of the Tenderness with which I expect to see you and ours, in the Course of five or six Weeks.
Native American Artifacts African American Slave Songs MUSIC
Secondary Sources A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Some types of secondary sources include: PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias