Teaching students to research is a big task for any teacher. One of our main responsibilities is to help our students find valid sources not random unreliable information gathered from websites. Primary and Secondary sources are the best places to get credible information.
Use these 24 task cards to teach and review the difference between Primary and Secondary sources.
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Slide 2 - standards alignment
Slide 3 - definition and examples of primary sources
Slide 4 - definition and examples of secondary sources
Slides 5 - 10 - Task Cards (24 total)
Slide 11 - Answer Recording Sheet (for all 24 task cards)
Slide 12 - Answer Key
Slide 13 - Answer Recording Sheet for any 6 cards; students required to explain or justify answer
Texas ELA TEKS-
5.24 B – Students are expected to differentiate between primary and secondary sources.
4.25 – Students are expected to improve research by consulting expert sources.
CCSS – Social Studies and History
RH.6-8.1 – students need to be familiar with primary and secondary sources so they can analyze them for research purposes.