Firsthand and Seondhand Accounts: This bundle contains 2 resources for teaching students to differentiate between firsthand and secondhand accounts.
1. A 42-slide PowerPoint with a matching companion handout
2. A Sorting Activity
The PowerPoint begins by introducing the concept of firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts by providing a real-world example. It then defines and provides examples of firsthand accounts and secondhand accounts (and also addresses that they are sometimes referred to as "primary sources" and "secondary sources".
The latter section of the PowerPoint is full of practice opportunities! On slides 15-26, a short description is provided, and students must determine whether it is describing a firsthand account or a secondhand account.
The final section of the PowerPoint contains 4 pairs of related passages (8 in all). After reading the passages, students must identify the firsthand account, and then compare and contrast the two accounts.
The PowerPoint companion handout will help to keep your students engaged throughout your lesson. Students can write on the handout, recording their answers, as you progress through the PowerPoint.
The second activity is a sorting activity. This can be used as a center activity, glued to construction paper and displayed as a craftivity, or glued inside students' interactive notebooks. It includes 13 strips, and students must determine whether the account on each strip is a firsthand account or a secondhand account.
Click on the following links to take a closer, detailed look at the individual items contained in the bundle:
Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts PowerPoint (with a companion handout!)
Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts Sorting Activity
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