Teaching students about primary and secondary sources is important in the context of historical thinking. Students who can be active consumers of primary sources enable themselves to view historical events from multiple perspectives and get to know all sides of the story with limited bias (hopefully.) More
Foods loaded with antioxidants and flavor: tea, coffee, dark chocolate and red wine are excellent secondary sources when used in moderation.
“The Case of the Student Teacher Gone Missing” is a customizable activity that asks students to solve a crime based on their analysis of evidence. First students must classify the twelve pieces of evidence as primary or secondary source evidence. Then students must decide which type of evidence they will use: primary or secondary, and explain why. Finally, students will analyze each piece of relevant evidence to draw conclusion about who the guilty teacher might be.