Preparing Tomorrow to Explore Today
How do we know about the past? Most of what we know comes from what people left behind. Everything from what they wrote to what they created is a record of life lived. Each record, or primary source, tells a story about people, how they lived, and the environment they lived in. What will people in the future know about how we live today? That depends on what we leave behind!
Telling Your Story
A primary source is anything that was written, drawn, or created during a certain time. Primary sources can be used to learn about almost any topic and can be found in museums, archives, and even your own home!
Last updated: April 18, 2020