Primary Sources: Lesson for Kids


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What are primary sources?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a primary source:

2. What is the right word for someone who studies history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you see how much you know about primary sources and how they are used. You will need to know what these sources are and be able to pick them out in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of:

  • What is not a type of primary source
  • Term for a life story that a person writes about herself or himself
  • What a primary source is
  • A job where a person studies history

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember the information you gained about examples of things that are not primary sources
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important details from the lesson on primary sources
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the process of writing one's own life story

Additional Learning

Keep learning about these sources using the lesson called Primary Sources: Lesson for Kids. Some tasks you can complete include:

  • Learn how to use primary sources
  • See why primary sources are used
  • Review examples of this type of source