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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.

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What are primary vs secondary sources
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
and who participatein the present...


What are some primary sources that provide a permanent record about your own life
What are some primary sources that provide a permanent record about your own life?


Birth certificate school report card diaries family photos letters to friends etc
Birth Certificate, School Report Card, Diaries, Family Photos,Letters to Friends,etc.


Understanding Geography

involves “questioning”

and “searching”…

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.



What types of primary sources help us understand geography
WHAT TYPES OF PRIMARY SOURCES help us understand GEOGRAPHY ?


1. Visual Documents:

Include photographs, films, paintings, posters, etc.





2. Artifacts:

The everyday tools

and objects we use at

home, at work, etc.



3 written documents include government records newspapers editorials diaries letters etc
3. Written Documents…Include government records, newspapers, editorials, diaries, letters,etc.


Personal

Papers…

Letter from Castro to FDR



Government documents diplomatic recognition of israel 1948
Government Documents…diplomatic recognition of Israel, 1948


Rule # 1.

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.


What can primary sources tell us
WHAT CAN PRIMARY SOURCES TELL US?













See democracy working in other nations(Black South Africans’ line up to vote in their first elections)


Or how democratic practices are in need military rule and civil war zaire 1990s
Or how democratic practices are in need (military rule and civil war, Zaire, 1990s)


Witness news events firsthand return of elian gonzales to cuba
Witness news events firsthand…(Return of Elian Gonzales to Cuba)


Empathizing with victims funeral for child victim of west bank violence israel
Empathizing with victims…(funeral for child victim of West Bank violence, Israel)


Seeing causes for conflicts afghani fighters against soviet invasion 1980s
Seeing causes for conflicts(Afghani fighters against Soviet invasion, 1980s)


Understanding other viewpoints protesting military bases in puerto rico
Understanding other viewpoints(Protesting military bases in Puerto Rico)







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