First Hand or Second Hand??

          First Hand     Vs   Second Hand

        Multiple accounts of the same event

 A firsthand account is a                                                     A secondhand account is a 

       primary source                                                                      secondary source


A description of an   event                                                      A description of an event

that comes from someone                                                             based on research.

who was there to see or                                                        written or told by a person

      experience it                                                                             who was NOT there


*Diaries/Journals                                                                        *Encyclopedias

*Interviews                                                                                     *Textbooks

*Autobiographies                                                                        *Biographies

*Speeches                                                                                *Newspaper articles

*Letters/emails                                                                          *Magazine articles



May include…                                                      May include…

-Personal opinions                                             -Key facts/information

-Emotions/feelings                                             -info from several sources

-Very specific details


First Person P.O.V                                              Third Person P.O.V


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