World History 1 6 - 1.2 Primary Sources

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify different types of primary sources
  • Analyze primary sources in a historical context
  • Interpret primary sources effectively

Historians develop interpretations of the past based on source material, and we do the same in this book. From ancient hieroglyphs to works of art to blog posts, from histories and biographies written by later scholars to Google Maps, sources help us build our interpretations of the human story.

This lesson has no exercises.

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax