Evaluating Primary Sources

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What may primary sources contain?

Dated material that is now known to be inaccurate

Why may primary sources contain inaccurate information?

Because the authors' personal beliefs and biases influenced their writing

What is a characteristic of information in primary sources?

It may not be intended to be openly published

Why should readers be cautious when using primary sources?

Because they may contain dated material that is now known to be inaccurate

What can influence the information presented in primary sources?

The author's personal beliefs and biases

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Primary Sources

  • May contain outdated information that is no longer accurate
  • May include personal beliefs and biases that were not meant to be publicly shared
  • Inaccurate information may be present due to limitations of the time period

Test your understanding of primary sources and their potential limitations, including outdated information, personal biases, and unintended publication. Learn how to critically evaluate primary sources to ensure accurate information. Discover the importance of considering the source's credibility and perspective.

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