Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

Author: Lori Cole

You, the student, will identify the difference between a primary and secondary source and will understand the importance of using both types of sources.


TEKS 6.(21)  Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including electronic technology. The student is expected to:

(A)  differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as computer software; interviews; biographies; oral, print, and visual material; and artifacts to acquire information about various world culture

Introduction to primary and secondary sources to help identify sources correctly.

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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