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FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

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Before we get started let's figure out what you already know.  Answer the following questions and then click Submit to see how you did.

  1. Primary sources are:
    the most important sources
    evidence left behind by participants
    sources written by the most important scholars in the field

  2. An interview with John Lennon in Rolling Stone is a:
    primary source
    secondary source

  3. Which of the following is a primary source?
    a book discussing the Oregon Trail
    a pioneer woman's diary that she wrote while traveling west
    a US History text book

  4. An analysis of women soldiers/spies in the US Civil War is an example of a:
    primary source
    secondary source

  5. The movie Titanic can be used as a primary source for a history paper on transatlantic travel.
    True
    False


Last modified: 2/12/2013 11:36 AM by D. Morita

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