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Name: ____________________________________________________________________________Date: ____________ Score: __________

Grade and Section: _________________________________

WORKSHEET 1: INFORMATION
SOURCES
I. DIRECTIONS: Read the following statements carefully. Write FIRST if it refers to primary source and
SECOND if it is a secondary source.

_______________1. Information from a Civil War soldier's diary.


_______________2. An online journal article about the historical significance of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg
Address"
_______________3. A letter from a soldier to his mother.
_______________4. sources written by people who experienced the event first-hand
_______________5. sources written by people who have studied the event after the fact.
_______________6. sources written by people who were eyewitnesses to the event.
_______________7. sources written by people who have done extensive research about the even.
_______________8. Copy of authenticated birth certificate.
_______________9. A play showing how Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a lightning storm.
_______________10. A short story describing Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla's 'electrical' battle.
_______________11. Anne Frank's diary describing her life during World War 2.
_______________12. A cartoon showing how Pocahontas met John Smith.
_______________13. A text book describing the civil rights movement.
_______________14. A news report about the opening of a power plant.
_______________15. A scientist explaining what it was like for Buzz Aldrin to walk on the moon.
_______________16. A YouTube video describing how the pyramids were built.
_______________17. An interview with Alexander Graham Bell about how he invented the telephone.
_______________18. A radio broadcast from the day the Soviet Union launched Sputnik.
_______________19. An autobiography about the 40th president, Ronald Reagan.
_______________20. A book describing Christopher Columbus sailing to America.

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________Date: ____________ Score: __________


Grade and Section: _________________________________

WORKSHEET 1: INFORMATION
SOURCES
I. DIRECTIONS: Read the following statements carefully. Write FIRST if it refers to primary source and
SECOND if it is a secondary source.

_______________1. Information from a Civil War soldier's diary.


_______________2. An online journal article about the historical significance of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg
Address"
_______________3. A letter from a soldier to his mother.
_______________4. sources written by people who experienced the event first-hand
_______________5. sources written by people who have studied the event after the fact.
_______________6. sources written by people who were eyewitnesses to the event.
_______________7. sources written by people who have done extensive research about the even.
_______________8. Copy of authenticated birth certificate.
_______________9. A play showing how Benjamin Franklin flew a kite during a lightning storm.
_______________10. A short story describing Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla's 'electrical' battle.
_______________11. Anne Frank's diary describing her life during World War 2.
_______________12. A cartoon showing how Pocahontas met John Smith.
_______________13. A text book describing the civil rights movement.
_______________14. A news report about the opening of a power plant.
_______________15. A scientist explaining what it was like for Buzz Aldrin to walk on the moon.
_______________16. A YouTube video describing how the pyramids were built.
_______________17. An interview with Alexander Graham Bell about how he invented the telephone.
_______________18. A radio broadcast from the day the Soviet Union launched Sputnik.
_______________19. An autobiography about the 40th president, Ronald Reagan.
_______________20. A book describing Christopher Columbus sailing to America.

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