Primary and Secondary Sources
Today’s Main Objective Today we will reconstruct the past using primary sources.
Exploration But first, let’s explore what we think we already know about primary sources. ? ? ?
What is going on in this photo?
What questions does it raise?
This is a source for getting information about the past.
Different Types of Sources n There are two different types of sources q q Primary- evidence from a time period or event Secondary- someone else’s interpretation of a time period or event. Direct Source- First Hand account Indirect Source- Second Hand information
What is a Primary Source? A source of information from the time of an event n n n n Autobiographies Diaries Documents Eyewitness accounts Laws Letters Newspaper articles Speeches n n n n Maps Artifacts Oral histories Photographs Film footage Art Music
Why do we use primary sources? To find out what happened in the past. They help us find out what happened in the past without someone else’s opinion of what happened.
Questions to ask yourself when looking at Primary Sources n n n What is it? Who wrote (or made) this? When did they write/ make it? Where was this made? Why did they write/ make it? Today’s objective: I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate my understanding.
What are Secondary Sources? An informational source that is someone’s interpretation n These sources often use several primary sources to compile their information. n Examples q q Biographies Encyclopedias History books Textbooks
Lesson development: investigating maps Today’s objectives: n We will ask and answer questions to demonstrate our understanding. n We will reconstruct the past using primary sources. q Photographs = Primary Sources
Let’s look at a primary source together.
Let’s Discuss n n What questions did you ask and answer as you investigated? What did you find out about the past from your photograph? Let’s revisit our concept map and see what we have learned about primary sources!
Expanding what we know: Personal Primary Source Project We are going to find out a little bit about you! Tonight you are going to find one of your own primary sources to analyze and share with the class. You get to show and tell! Let’s discuss what some of those items can be and the guidelines.
Let’s share our primary sources!
Let’s document our primary source! n n You will create a short Power. Point with three slides. Slide one: a photograph of you Slide two: a photograph of your primary source Slide three: information telling what the primary source is, when it was created, and one thing it tells about you.