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32 resources with the keyterm secondary sources

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How Do We Know About People From The Past?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
It's not enough to see or just read a primary source document; one has to analyze them fully to understand their historical implications. First learners are introduced to what primary and secondary sources are, then they read a bit of...
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Analyzing Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Analyzing primary and secondary sources is a necessary skill for students to attain, and can be learned through interesting activities.
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Examining Secondary Sources: The American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners who have a grasp on the events of the Revolutionary war view clips from five different films as secondary sources. They take notes on each clip thinking about historic inaccuracies. They then view parts of the film The Patriot...
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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the differences between primary and secondary resources with this plan. First, learners will categorize a list of resources into two groups: primary or secondary. Then, the teacher reads different examples and has learners guess...
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Understanding and Using Primary and Secondary Sources in History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore primary and secondary sources in this historical analysis lesson. Young researchers define the terms primary source and secondary source. They read a primary source document provided by the teacher and answer questions about the...
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The Mystery of History-Original Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the events surrounding the Alamo in 1863, and explore the differences between primary and secondary sources of information. They brainstorm lists of items used to research a subject and categorize them as primary or...
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Oral Histories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Distinguish the difference between primary and secondary sources. High schoolers discover how to conduct an interview using an individual as a primary source, and why it is important to get a real-life perspective. They either video or...
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Using Primary Source Documents

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine copies of primary source documents and determine the document's value to a researcher. They analyze and evaluate the document for bias or contradiction. They know the difference between a primary and secondary source.
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Writing a Literary Analysis

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
What makes writing literary? What comprises analysis? A 15-slide PowerPoint presentation, created by the Purdue University Writing Lab, tackles these questions. The explanations of what makes writing literary and what comprises analysis...
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The Real World Revisited

For Teachers 10th
Class members participate in a series of hands on, online, and multimedia activities to identify the difference between primary and secondary sources. They watch a related video and visit a variety of sites to locate primary and...
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Real-Life History: Looking at Our Community

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Spend several days with your class exploring local history. Learners brainstorm and categorize sources of historical information as primary or secondary; collect and present artifacts from family/community; construct a definition of...
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Transparency Review

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate and distinguish between primary and secondary sources when analyzing works of literature. They present their information on transparencies that are displayed to the class.
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Primary Source? What is That?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Research history and human rights using primary sources. After defining primary and secondary sources, young researchers work in groups to study both types of sources. They define types of societies represented in The Diary of Anne Frank...
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The Primary Source

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore primary and secondary sources. In this historical research lesson, students use the internet to find sources of information . Young scholars describe what information they gained from the document or program.
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Secondary Source Analysis Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
For this secondary source analysis worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions about a secondary source of their choosing.
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Pocahontas

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore Pocahontas.  In this U.S. history critical thinking lesson, students view a video clip about Pocahontas and John Smith. Students give opinions about whether they think Pocahontas really saved John Smith's life, and then...
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Education, Design & Empowerment: Part One

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers consider the connection between poverty and education. In this language arts and social studies lesson plan, students research primary and secondary sources in order to explore the relationship between education and...
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Signature History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students review the meaning and application of primary and secondary sources in research. They determine how researchers locate primary source documents before looking at signatures as a validating factor on many primary sources....
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Teaching With Primary Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine primary sources. In this primary sources lesson, students evaluate 19th century advertisements. Students create and illustrate an advertisement.
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Why Study History?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider reasons for studying history. For this historical perspectives lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about historical studies and read and discuss handouts about primary/secondary sources and historical bias. 
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My Secret War: Lesson 3

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read My Secret War. In this social studies lesson, 5th graders discuss how United States citizens worked together to ensure success in the war. Students discuss primary and secondary sources. Students paraphrase.
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Slavery in America at the Time of the Civil War: Sources

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover how to use primary and secondary sources in research. In this Civil War lesson, students conduct research on slavery as they distinguish between primary and secondary sources regarding the same events.
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Ft. St. Louis: A Do-It-Yourself History

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore Fort St. Louis. In this Texas history lesson, 7th graders research Internet and print sources regarding the history of fort and the settlement. Students use their research findings to create illustrated books...
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Primary and Secondary Sources

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students complete worksheets having to do with primary and secondary source documents. In this sources lesson plan, students define a primary source document, look at examples of primary and secondary sources. Students complete multiple...