Primary and Secondary Sources Set 1

A Primary Source is information that was created at the same time as an event or by a person directly involved in the event. (EX: Diaries, speeches, letters, official records, autobiographies) A Secondary Source gets its information from somewhere else or by a person not directly involved in the event. (EX: encyclopedias, textbooks, book reports.)
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A youtube video describing how the pyramids were built.
Secondary
A text book describing the civil rights movement.
Secondary
A news report about the opening of a power plant.
Primary
A cartoon showing how Pocahontas met John Smith.
Secondary
An interview with Alexander Graham Bell about how he invented the telephone.
Primary
A short story describing how Michael Jordan became good at basketball
Secondary.
An autobiography about Taylor Swift
Primary
A book describing Christopher's Columbus' arrival in America
Secondary
An Explorers Play in which 4th graders describe important explorers.
Secondary
Anne Frank's diary describing her life during World War 2.
Primary
A newspaper article stating they would give a reward for capture of a runaway slave
Primary
A website giving information about the Revolutionary War
Secondary.
Video footage from the space shuttle launch
Primary
A painting by Leonardo DaVinci.
Primary
A modern day artist's painting of what cowboy life was probably like.
Secondary
speech
primary
textbook
secondary
a document or object created during the
time period in question.
primary
information gathered by someone who did not take part in or witness the event
secondary
photograph
primary
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