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Hist. Primary source

What is a primary source Direct evidence of a time and place
What is a secondary source Interpretation often made by scholars that are based on examination of primary sources
Why use primary sources It helps give people a feeling of what they're doing is real and they are not tampered with so that they are directly given without extra opinion
Why might you not use primary sources Primary sources are biased so you must look at many different sides to get the full story
Which questions should you apply when using primary sources How does the author know these details Where does this information come from Are the authors conclusions based on one piece or multiple
Compare how to interpret a document from a visual source Did the writer experience the events- doc. Vs what does the image show- pic Doc what was the author trying to show vs who what dominates your eye What bias does it reflect vs what is excluded from view
How are historians detectives Historians also must find evidence and dig deeper like a detective
Created by: kstava
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