Secondary sources are any records of the past created after or since the time of the event. This includes items like books, animations, drawings, newspaper reports, and videos that tell about something that previously occurred.
Secondary sources can also be evaluations of or comments about primary sources, like a social studies book analyzing the Declaration of Independence.
We learn new ideas and gain different perspectives on primary sources and past events from secondary sources.
This is a picture from a video called “Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha,” which you will watch later. The video is an example of a secondary source because the historian tells about the founding of the towns Neenah and Menasha in the 1800s, giving modern insight on a historical event.
Explain in one or two sentences how secondary sources are different from primary sources.