Primary and Secondary Source Worksheet

Primary and Secondary Source Worksheet

When studying history, it’s important for students to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. This worksheet is designed to help younger students understand this important concept.

The worksheet begins by introducing students to the different sources by providing examples. Students will then complete a series of activities to help them understand the differences between primary and secondary sources.

Activities include critical thinking exercises. This is where students are asked to determine whether the source is primary or secondary. Students must explain their reasoning and how they came to their conclusion. Another activity is a drawing exercise. Students are asked to draw a picture of a chosen event of their choosing.

Throughout the worksheet, students will also learn about the importance of using sources when studying history. They will understand that primary sources provide firsthand accounts of historical events, while secondary sources provide more in-depth analysis and interpretation of those events.

The worksheet is designed to be easy to read and understand, so even younger students can follow along. The interactive and engaging activities make them an excellent tool for helping students understand the difference between primary and secondary sources.

This worksheet is a valuable tool for history teachers looking to teach their students about sources and their importance in historical research. It provides an overview of the concepts, and is designed to be engaging and informative. This worksheet is an excellent tool for helping younger students understand the importance of understanding sources when studying history.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include critical thinking, drawing, explaining and determining if a source is a primary or secondary source.
Estimated lessons:1-2.
Ages11-14 years.
Format Word Document

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