Examples of primary sources: Artifacts, Interviews, Diaries, Photographs, Art, Music, Speeches, News Footage, Newspapers, Autobiographies, Journals, Poetry What are Secondary Sources?
"Secondary sources are created by documenting or analyzing someone else's experience to provide a perspective or framework or a past event. They may have been written long after an event took place and include items such as textbooks, encyclopedias, biographies, and documentaries."
Primary Source Investigation
Study items one at a time, in the numbered order, and record your observations below.
What's in Your Pocket?
Students gather primary sources about themselves: photographs, video, documents, receipts, handwriting, report cards, voice recording...