Presentation on theme: "PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES. These are actual accounts of events or the original documents Diaries Letters Journals Speeches Interviews."— Presentation transcript:
These are actual accounts of events or the original documents Diaries Letters Journals Speeches Interviews Photographs Audio and video recordings Original literary or theatrical works Original advertisements Magazine and newspaper articles (written at the time of the event) WHAT ARE PRIMARY SOURCES?
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY SOURCES This is an example of a historical ad
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY SOURCES The Declaration of Independence is an original document
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY SOURCES This original map from 1142 shows Europe after the Crusades
These are sources that interpret history and primary sources Textbooks Encyclopedias Dictionaries Books that interpret history Articles that interpret history (newspaper or magazine) WHAT ARE SECONDARY SOURCES?
EXAMPLES OF SECONDARY SOURCES Your World History textbook is a secondary source because it interprets history and tries to be as unbiased as possible
Why do you think historians use both primary and secondary sources? What problems might occur from primary sources? QUESTIONS
When we look at primary sources, we need to do something called “sourcing” which means we identify some things from the document LOOKING AT PRIMARY SOURCES
The author: who wrote this primary source? Example text: who can you identify as the author of the Mayflower Compact? SOURCING
Date: When was it written? When was the Mayflower Compact written? SOURCING
Why was it written? Why do we think the settlers wrote the Mayflower Compact? SOURCING