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Primary Sources. Have you ever… - Read someone’s diary? - Read the newspaper? - Looked at pictures from someone’s vacation?. If you have, then you have used a primary source !. Primary Sources. Why would you use them?. What are they?. What are some examples?. What is a Primary Source?.

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Primary sources

Primary Sources


Have you ever read someone s diary read the newspaper looked at pictures from someone s vacation

Have you ever…- Read someone’s diary?- Read the newspaper?- Looked at pictures from someone’s vacation?


If you have then you have used a primary source

If you have, then you have used a primary source!


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Primary Sources

Why would you use them?

What are they?

What are some examples?


What is a primary source

What is a Primary Source?

  • The original story of an event given by the person who saw it or experienced it.

  • The story is NOT changed by anyone other than the author.

  • The story can be told in a diary, a newspaper or in pictures.


Primary sources

Can you think of at least 3 examples of primary sources?

  • Did you think of … ?

    • Diaries

    • Newspapers

    • Pictures or photographs

    • Autobiographies


What sources are not primary sources

What sources are notprimary sources?

  • Encyclopedias

  • Non-fiction books

    • Remember: Some autobiographies and biographies ARE primary sources!

  • Fiction books

  • Comic books


Why would you want to use a primary source

Why would you want to use a primary source?

  • Information is from a person that was there…

  • Information accurately reports events….

  • Information is from when it happened…

  • Information has not been changed by someone else…


What did you learn

What did you learn?

  • What primary source would you read to find out about Anne Frank’s life?

    • The Diary of

      Anne Frank


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What did you learn?

  • If you want to learn about the War in Iraq, what primary source would you read?

    • An article from the newspaper written by a reporter in Iraq


What did you learn2

What did you learn?

  • What primary source would you use to see what an African Lion looks like?

    • Pictures of an African Lion from a book, website, journal, magazine, etc.


Summary

Summary

  • A primary source is the original story of an event given by the person who saw it or experienced it.

  • Three examples of primary sources are diaries, newspapers and pictures.

  • Primary sources use the most accurate information for reporting events.


You are finished

YOU ARE FINISHED!


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