Wednesday, September 10, 2014

primary and secondary sources

This picture of the constitution of the US is a primary source because it is a original and not a false document. If it was a picture of a false constitution it would be a secondary source.

This textbook is a secondary source because we find the information in the the textbook not from the writers mouth. It the information was told face to face by the author it would be primary.

This artifact is a primary source because it was in a specific place or event that tells us about that place or event.

This is a secondary source because you aren't hearing it from the witness face to face but you are reading what they wrote.

1 comment:

  1. Great job. You clearly have a good understanding of the difference between primary and secondary sources.