Monday, February 11, 2008
Historic sources and scholarship in the social studies
When you read a book, encyclopedia or textbook you are getting info from what we call a tertiary source, or third hand.
When you read a newspaper or see a documentary, we call it info from a secondary source.
When you observe or talk directly to an observer of an event we call it a primary source. Using primary sources in addition to secondary and tertiary sources is a goal of an effective social studies class.