Presentation on theme: "Do Now: What sources do you use to research topics for your classes? Why?"— Presentation transcript:
Do Now: What sources do you use to research topics for your classes? Why?
Primary Source: Accounts of an event written by the person who witnessed or experienced it. FIRST HAND! Secondary Sources: Interpret primary sources Second Hand Information - conveys the experiences and opinions of others
Diaries Letters Memoirs Journals Speeches Manuscripts Newspaper Articles Interviews Photographs Audio or video recordings
Usually in the form of published works Journal articles Textbooks Encyclopedias
Ask yourself some questions: How does the author know these details? Was the author present at the event? Where does this information come from—personal experience, eyewitness accounts, or reports written by others?
With your partner… Solve The Tolland Man Mystery Next to each source (A-E) identify whether they are Primary or Secondary Sources Answer ALL questions on the opposite side of the handout
How do primary and secondary sources help us study history?