Primary and Secondary Sources
Do you know the difference? Try these exercises to see:
Look at each of the images below, which are primary resources, and which are secondary resources?
A piece of the original Magna Carta signed by King John in 1215
The Mona Lisa - Painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506
A book about the Tudors written in 1999
A mug made in 2013
A cartoon of Napoleon made in 1975
Roman Coins made by the Romans in AD45
A Poster of a Van Gogh Painting made in 1975
The old American West was a wild place. It was an era full of cowboys, gunslingers, outlaws, and wars. The European settlers driving the expansion into the west faced many hardships. They had to force their way into the Pacific by driving the Native Americans away from their lands. Ultimately, this chaotic environment created a culture susceptible to violence and the breakdown of law and order.
After the... Read More
The Medieval Ages was a time full of interesting history, rich art, revolutionizing philosophy, epic heroes, and even a bit of magic. However, it was not a very pleasant period to be a medical patient. The common way to relieve pain amongst sick people was to inflict more pain upon them, and then hope to the starts for a bit of luck. Peasants and monks with little to no experience, aside from castrating animals... Read More
Ancient Egypt was a fascinating place. Its mysterious civilizations, powerful gods, and stunning pyramids have captured our imagination for thousands of years. Thanks to the abundance of evidence left behind by ancient Egyptians, we have been able to discover a wealth of information about their daily lives. We can read their words, see their houses, taste their dishes, step into their tombs, and even touch their... Read More