Defining Primary and Secondary Sources (Series: Toolkit)
Geography | History | Social Studies
Questions and answers; Mass media--Objectivity; History; Social sciences; Photographs; Pictorial works; Newsreels; Music
Grades 7, 8 | Grades 9-12 | Secondary I-V (Quebec) | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
Type of Learning Resource:
Libraries and archives hold objects, like documents and books, which help us to find out what happened in the past. One way to organize these objects is to divide them into primary and secondary sources. What makes an object a primary source or a secondary source often depends on how you use it. Primary and secondary sources, when used together, help us to understand people, ideas and events from the past.
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