Primary, secondary, and tertiary sources
What are primary, secondary, and tertiary sources?
In most cases, these are easy to differentiate. But keep in mind some possible challenges:
Apply: complete the following chart (Google Doc)
Keys to selecting good secondary sources
Together we will overview the handout “Selecting Good Secondary Sources” (Google Doc) that you previewed for homework.
Next, work as a team to identify six excellent secondary sources that might be useful for historical research on the team-specific topic that has been assigned to your group.
Check your sources against the author, publisher, and date tips on the handout. Identify sources you think are:
Debrief together as a class.
Possible topics (note these are the same topics we will select from for our group presentations):
This assessment will help you strengthen your research skills while demonstrating what you have learned so far about the Progressive era. The activity has several steps, so pay close attention to instructions and make sure that you are completing each step before moving on to the next one.
Progressivism research exercise: