Investigating the scene! You have become a detective for a day. You need to figure out what happened on each scene and the only things you have to help you are these pictures. Use the questions to help you figure it out.
Now, take a look at the picture on the next page. Answer each of the questions about that picture, using complete sentences.
1. what types of things do you see in this picture? 2. what are some key details and pieces of evidence you see? 3. what do you hear or smell in the scene?
1. What do you think is the approximate date of this scene? Give one piece of evidence to support your thought. 2. Where did this scene take place? Give one piece of evidence to support your thought.
How do you think this man was feeling during the time this was taken? What was the man doing in this picture?
Primary & Secondary Sources
A Primary Source can even be an object that was created during the time about that specific time period. A German U-Boat
What is a SECONDARY SOURCE?
SECONDARY SOURCES • Interprets and analyzes primary sources. • These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. • Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them.
Examples - Some Types of Secondary Sources Include: • PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias . • A journal/magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings. • A history textbook. • A book about the effects of WWI.
FYI: A Secondary Source is an account that was created from a primary source and may include the author's opinion or bias.
Which one is primary and which one is secondary? I witness a fire and write down what I see in my diary. A newspaper reporter interviews me about the fire and writes a news article. The Diary is a __________ source. The News article is a _________ source.
What if the newspaper reporter witnessed the fire and wrote a newspaper article about it? Is it a primary source or secondary source? The news article would be a ________ resource.
It’s time to play… • What is it? • Primary or Secondary? • With your host... • “Prime Purple II”
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Textbook • Secondary Although it may have primary sources in it, it reports information secondhand.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? Copy of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation • Primary • Although it is a copy, it has not been altered in any way. • It is firsthand information from the time period being studied.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Gold Coins • Primary • It is an artifact from the time period being studied.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Newspaper Article • Secondary • It may contain pictures, or quotes, but the article itself is being reported secondhand.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Washboard • Primary • It is an artifact from the period being studied.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Book about American Presidents • Secondary • This book is a critique of American history. The author may have written the book after examining primary sources, but the book itself is secondhand.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Diary • Primary • Although it may be written with a certain bias, it is written during the time period studied and gives a firsthand account.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Gettysburg Address • Primary • Although it is a copy, it has not been altered. It was written during the time period studied.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Original tea cup from 1700s • Primary • It is an original artifact from the time period studied.
Primary or Secondary?What is it? • Wikipedia Article • Secondary • This is secondhand information. Wikipedia is especially unreliable.
Activity Time:Now I want you to look at some items in groups. They will be placed around the room. Take a few minutes to look at each of them and fill in the chart I have given to you. Please be kind to my items as many students will need to use them!
EXIT TICKET • Before you leave… Fill in the Venn Diagram on the back of your chart.