Primary and Secondary Sources. What are primary sources ?. actual eye witness accounts of events original documents related to an event. Examples of Primary Sources. Diaries / Letters / Journals Speeches / Interviews Audio and Video Recordings Photographs
actual eye witness accounts of events
original documents related to an event
As a result, historians follow these bias rule guidelines when they review evidence from the past:
This is an original advertisement for Coca Cola.
This is an original map created in 1776 which shows New England in Colonial times.
Sources which interpret or explain primary sources
A text book is a secondary source written about primary sources.
World Book Encyclopedias are secondary sources of information.
Why do you think historians use both primary and secondary sources?
How do you think primary sources can be used?