Homework 12/12 – Election Of 1860

election 1860 image

Write (12) complete sentences describing why the Election of 1860 was so important. Make sure that your sentences are thoughtful and descriptive.

Confederacy and Union Divisional Map

Label your map showing the division between the Union and Confederacy. Make sure that your key is clearly labeled and that your states are correctly labeled.

Homework 12/6/12 – Reasons for Southern Secession


 Explain the (3) reasons why the South left the Union.

If in your journal:Explain the (3) reasons why the South left the Union. Make sure that you write 10 sentences. Be sure that you circle your periods. Also draw a picture for each section. 

Homework 12/05/12 – Secession Of Southern States

Secession of southern states

Write 12 complete sentences describing why the Southern States left the union.

History HW 12/04/12 – Test Corrections

Complete Unit Test corrections, if needed. If you made below a 70% you MUST do corrections.

Reminder: Bring money for the book fair tommorow.

The Gender Games

The first competition tests the mental capabilities of the two groups. Each group will be tasked with making sure that each person completes all of their morning work. The group with the highest completion percentage will win the Gender Games.

Primary v. Secondary Sources

One of the more confusing distinctions for history students at every level is that between “primary” and “secondary” sources. For your research paper you must include at least one primary source in your references. Primary sources are original, first-hand accounts of an event or time period. They are usually written or made during or close to the event or time period. They can be anything from newspapers or government documents to original, creative writing or works of art. Most importantly, these sources are factual and not interpretive because they come directly from the source. Secondary sources, on the other hand, analyze and interpret primary sources. They are second-hand accounts of an historical event or time period. Most of the historical materials you have seen at this point in your academic career are secondary sources. Below is a table that shows some of the most common primary and secondary sources to help guide your research.

Examples of Primary Sources Examples of secondary Sources
  • Diaries, journals, and letters
  • Newspaper and magazine articles (factual accounts)
  • Government records (census, marriage, military)
  • Photographs, maps, postcards, posters
  • Recorded or transcribed speeches
  • Interviews with participants or witnesses (e.g., The Civil Right Movement)
  • Interviews with people who lived during a particular time (e.g., genocide in the Americas)
  • Songs, Plays, novels, stories
  • Paintings, drawings, and sculptures
  • Biographies – Books
  • Histories – Books
  • Literary Criticism
  • Book, Art, and Theater Reviews
  • Newspaper articles that interpret
  • Textbooks
  • Reference Books (encyclopedias)

What is the difference between a primary and secondary source?

(10) sentences

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