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Primary and Secondary Sources. Primary . A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Primary Sources can be . . .

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primary
Primary
  • A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.
primary sources can be
Primary Sources can be . . .
  • Original documents (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records 
  • Creative works: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art 
  • Relics or artifacts: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
pictures
Pictures
  • Building the Statue of Liberty: Construction began in1875. The Statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
  • Fun Facts: The Statue of Liberty stands 305 feet tall, and used 31 tons of copper and 125 tons of steel.. Winds of 50 miles per hour cause the statue to sway 3 inches and the torch to sway 5 inches. 
letters
Letters
  • Letters written during the Civil War 1861 to 1865.
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Creator(s): Haberlin, William P. d. 1864.,

Summary: Handwritten poem: "Now to the field again I'll go, for the union to defend, until Jeff Davis is made to know, his kingdom is about to end. And now if I would not live, to hear f[r]eemen shout for joy, this miniature to you I give, in memory of a soldier boy. William P. Haberlin."

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Letter from Cornelius V. Moore to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton asking for discharge1862 June 2.

audio
Audio
  • http://www.history.com/speeches/worlds-oldest-recording#worlds-oldest-recording
  • http://www.history.com/speeches/alexander-graham-bells-early-recordings#alexander-graham-bells-early-recordings
video
Video
  • President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address January 20, 2009 (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/inaugural-address) If that video does not work go here http://www.history.com/videos/inaugural-address-barack-h-obama#inaugural-address-barack-h-obama
artifacts
Artifacts
  • Artifacts are something created by humans usually for a practical purpose; especially : an object remaining from a particular period <caves containing prehistoric artifacts>
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Ridged earring with an Egyptian Late Period hieroglyphic plaque as ornament

Date:A.D. 3rd century perhaps

Geography:Egypt

Medium:Green jasper plaque on gold earring

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Miniature broad collar

Date:332–222 B.C.

Medium:gold, carnelian, turquoise, lapis lazuli

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Flute

Date:16th century (?)

Culture:Aztec

Medium:Wood

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Bronze chariot inlaid with ivory

Date:2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.

Culture:Etruscan

Medium:Bronze, ivory

secondary
Secondary
  • A secondary source 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.
secondary sources can be
Secondary Sources can be . . .
  • Publications: Textbooks, magazine articles, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias.
commentary
Commentary
  • http://www.history.com/videos/aztec-aqueducts#aztec-aqueducts