WHAT ARE PRIMARY vs. SECONDARY SOURCES?. PRIMARY SOURCES :. Created by those who eye-witnessed the events of the past,. and who participate in the present.
Created by those
who eye-witnessed the
events of the past,
Listening to eye-witness accounts of important events around the world.
The ultimate challenge is to use primary sources to understand an event better through the eyes of the people who lived it.
1. Visual Documents:
Include photographs, films, paintings, posters, etc.
The everyday tools
and objects we use at
home, at work, etc.
Letter from Castro to FDR
All primary sources are subjective…
What we read about is merely someone’s interpretation of the past or the present...
Every source is biased in some way…
But even biased and opinionated sources can give us important insight about the present and the past.