Teaching Primary and Secondary Sources

This Teaching Primary and Secondary Sources graphic organizer also includes:

Offer your students excellent fact sheets and graphic organizers when introducing the difference between primary and secondary sources. This resource also includes an activity where learners review a variety of source scenarios and identify whether those scenarios are referring to a primary or secondary source.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • One of the best ways to introduce the concept of primary versus secondary source is to simulate an event in your class where some students witness it first-hand, and then have those students describe the event to other students who were not there
Classroom Considerations
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  • Well-organized and designed worksheets
  • Designed to apply to variety of TEKS standards
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Common Core