Primary Source Documents
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One of the great things about the Internet is its ability to transmit primary source documents right into our classrooms! Archives and museums are constantly digitizing photos, diaries, notes, manuscripts, and more. The sites below are just the tip of the iceberg but will give you a start as you begin to search for appropriate materials.
Primary Source Materials & Document Based Questions An Internet Hotlist on Document Based Questions created by Paula Goldstein Nassau BOCES Introduction | Primary Source Materials | Document Based Questions | Assessments | General Resources | Constructed Response Questions
Below you will find a list of the primary sources used for the U.S. History Images available on this site. I have, to the best of my ability, used the original captions and descriptions found in these books to label the pictures. It might also be useful to note that the books and periodicals shown below are not listed in strict alphabetical order. Since I am always adding books as I go along, it is much easier to give books with identical author or title names a number to distinguish them, rather than to go back and rename the source captions under each picture.
This wall painting found in the Roman city of Pompeii is an example of a primary source about people in Pompeii in Roman times. Primary sources are original materials . [ 1 ] Information for which the writer has no personal knowledge is not primary, although it may be used by historians in the absence of a primary source. In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence ) is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study. It serves as an original source of information about the topic.
Working with Primary Sources How to analyze photographs (intended as a worksheet) How to analyze primary sources
Halsall Home | Medieval Sourcebook | Modern History Sourcebook Other History Sourcebooks: African | East Asian | Indian | Islamic | Jewish | LGBT | Women's | Global | Science See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections. Common Issues: Mesopotamian/Egyptian/Hebrew/Greek History MEGA Abzu: Guide to Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East Available on the Internet [At Chicago] 2ND Emergence of Civilization in Ancient Near East [At Internet Archive, from UNT][Modern Account] 2ND The Near East 3000-1200 BCE [At Internet Archive, from UNT][Modern Account]
This list is intended for use by teachers and students alike. While teachers will find a variety of methods and lesson plans used to teach DBQ writing, students will find advice, tutorials and sample questions that may prove helpful. The goal is to have teachers use this set of resources not only to teach students how to approach the DBQ, but also to create DBQs of their own! My hope is that, by designing very simple DBQs themselves, they will better understand what is required to respond to one. A special thanks goes to Anthony Melendez, our Pace intern, for kindly checking and updating all the links on this page! I hope this is useful!
Links marked with an asterisk (*) are to other websites and will open in a new window. Pre-Colonial To 1600
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Type biography of Alexander the Great in your web browser - tons of sites and information: Here is just the beginning of a complete history of alexander the great - continue on the website below Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was inspiration for later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Romans Pompey and Caesar, and Napoleon.
Source: Lincoln Steffens, The Shame of the Cities, 1904. The honest citizens of Philadelphia have no more rights at the polls than the negroes down South. Nor do they fight very hard for this basic privilege. . . .
Making Sense of Evidence This section helps students and teachers make effective use of primary sources. “Making Sense of Documents” provide strategies for analyzing online primary materials, with interactive exercises and a guide to traditional and online sources. “Scholars in Action” segments show how scholars puzzle out the meaning of different kinds of primary sources, allowing you to try to make sense of a document yourself then providing audio clips in which leading scholars interpret the document and discuss strategies for overall analysis.