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Using Primary and Secondary Sources

Activities and Tools

Primary sources expose students to multiple perspectives on events and issues, develop their critical thinking and literacy skills, involve them in the interpretation of history, and help with acquiring empathy. They also show students that they can be involved in history making today.

Find here tools and resources for using primary sources with students.

Multiple, various colored sticky notes surrounding black and white group photos of women.

What are primary sources?

How do I select the best primary sources to use with my students?

Analyzing Single and Multiple Documents

Identifying Bias

Identifying Symbolism in the Utah Woman Suffrage Songbook


Analyzing Biographies (secondary sources)


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