Activity: Primary vs. Secondary

Before completing this activity, review the definitions of primary and secondary.

  • Primary sources provide original, unfiltered information. Diaries, artifacts, personal correspondences and raw data are some examples.
  • Secondary sources provide information that has been filtered through a secondhand point of view. Encyclopedia articles, summaries and reports are some examples.


learning activity In this activity, help Val determine if the information sources are primary or secondary. Click the card deck to view a card. Drag the card from the bottom to the correct category: either "primary" or "secondary."
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