Compare Primary and Secondary Sources

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A primary source is a first-hand document, a recording, an artifact, or other source of information that was created during the event or the time period. Secondary sources are documents written after an event has occurred, providing secondhand accounts of that event, person, or topic. Secondary documents are usually written by scholars or experts and examples are the AwesomeStories story chapters and briefs. Read the entire chapter or brief and choose one primary source and one secondary source on the same topic. Write two paragraphs (3-5 sentences each) comparing and contrasting treatment of the topic in both the primary source you selected and the secondary source you selected. Make sure you cite specific textual evidence from both documents.

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