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Infotopia: a comprehensive list of primary source websites
Fedflix: featuring the best movies of the United States Government, training films to history, national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors, all of them are available for reuse without any restrictions
FBI: The Vault: A new electronic reading room, containing more than 3,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies
Digital Media Repository: online access to a variety of primary source materials, including photographs, oral history interviews, artwork, video and film footage, cartographic resources, architectural drawings, publications, and 3-dimensional objects
(Click on the links to access website)
Library of Congress - Using Primary Sources: An excellent guide and resource for teaching primary sources in the classroom
National Archives - Document Analysis Worksheets: Document analysis worksheets designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration. Thousands of documents are also available throughout sections of the National Archives website.
National Archives - Digital Vaults: Bring history to life with over 15 billion documents available in the digital vaults
Docs Teach: Ready to use tools and activities to teach primary sources in the classroom
[picture source: docsTeach, http://docsteach.org/]
Primary and secondary sources are used to learn about the past.
A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. Examples include:
Secondary sources are accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without first hand experience. They provide interpretation and analysis of primary sources. Secondary sources are one step removed from the original event.
[source: "What is a Primary Source?" University of Nevada, Reno. http://www.knowledgecenter.unr.edu/help/using/primary.as