Primary and Secondary Sources

Defintion

Primary

What: evidence from the time period

When: used when writing an essay

How: siting a quote or referring to an image or video

Why: to create credibility

Secondary

What: account from after the fact created by another person who did not experience the even.

When: used when you want someones point of view on a topic

How: researching events in the past to create a believable source of information compiled into one place.

Why: to relate historical topics to present day events