is an object or information from history. The creator is directly linked to the time and gives an inside view to help us understand the past. Some examples of primary sources you may come across in your research are:
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS: diaries, speeches, letters, manuscripts, official records,
CREATIVE WORKS: poetry, drama, novels, art, music
RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
The Diary of Ann Frank (Language Arts) is a primary source, so is this Haudenosaunee basket:
Compare this basket to the one on page 21 in your text book. Click here to see a similar basket. What do you notice? 1. Using the baskets, what guesses can you make about the Haudenosaunee economy at that time? Discuss your ideas with a partner. (*Think deeper: What might your answer be from the Haudenosaunee’s perspective?) Post a comment together to explain your reasoning. This is a secondary source. Explain what you think a secondary source is. Have fun with your blogwork. We look forward to your good thinking!
Reference: What is a Primary Source? Princeton University Library