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Library Instruction: Active Learning : Primary and Secondary Sources Comparison

Primary & Secondary Sources - Comparison

What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

First: In your team, please explore one primary source. Use the worksheet as a guide!! 

Next: As a team, use the template to compare your primary source with the corresponding secondary source.

(Hint: Consider how "context" plays a role in deciding whether a source is primary or secondary)


Primary Sources Secondary Sources
Source 1  Source 1 
Source 2 Source 2
Source 3 Source 3
Source 4 Source 4
Source 5 Source 5
Source 6 Source 6
Source 7 Source 7