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Park View Middle School: Split Squad-Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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CCSS History Standards

Key Ideas and Details: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

RI School Library Standards: Interest and Prior Knowledge: Finds areas of passion or interest within topics of study.

Topics: Finds areas of passion or interest within topics of study.

Process of Inquiry: Develops a plan for following an inquiry process to ask questions and find evidence to answer questions about a research topic.

Rhode Island Department of Education Cross Curriculum Proficiencies

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The Cross Curricular Proficiencies aligned to this activity include:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Reflection and Evaluation

Primary Sources

Primary Sources:

Original, first person writings, written at the time of the events and Research writings.

  • Diaries

  •  Interviews

  • Speeches

  • Research

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources:

Articles, books or interviews that summarize primary sources.

  • Encyclopedias

  • Textbooks

  • Articles

  • Biographies


Primary and Secondary Sources Assessment