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Defining Primary and Secondary Sources (Series: Toolkit)
Descriptive Record for Educational Resource No. 83
Geography | History | Social Studies
Questions and answers; Mass media--Objectivity; History; Social sciences; Photographs; Pictorial works; Newsreels; Music
Grade Level:
Grades 7, 8 | Grades 9-12 | Secondary I-V (Quebec) | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
Type of Learning Resource:
Classroom Activities
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.
Author of Resource:
Michael Eamon
English; French
Curriculum Connections:
All Provinces/Territories: all: all