Thursday, November 24, 2011

Primary Sources

When you are doing research on a historical topic, it is easy to find so much information that it is overwhelming! To narrow this down a little, you might choose to search for a 'Primary Source'.  
This means information that was made at the  time : like diaries, letters, photos, film footage, even things like drawings and crafts.
So 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is a Primary Source from World War 2, but a novel written about it last year is not.

Below is a short video from National Libraries, showing some historical documents they hold, and why they are important.  It is good to know that our own New Zealand history is being looked after!



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