Primary and Secondary Source Analysis Lesson

Leah Cleary
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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This resource allows you to guide your students through analyzing primary sources and understanding the difference between primary and secondary sources. Here’s what you’ll get:

- Primary vs. Secondary Sources PowerPoint (Editable)

- Cloze Notes to go along with the PowerPoint (Now Editable!)

- Group Activity: Telling the Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources

- APPARTS Primary Document Analysis Foldable Graphic Organizer (Semi-Editable!)

This resource is also a part of my World History Interactive Notebooks. Check them out here:

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38 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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