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TWTLT (The Way They Lived Then) Project: Home

Resources to support the 9th grade / WH I project.

About This Guide

Welcome to the Research Portal for TWTLT!

Rather than focusing exclusively on the object itself, you will examine what your object represents. You will be asked to consider what information can be interpreted from the object, such as: production, function & style, meaning, context, exchange (trade), consumption, or its transformation (changing use).  


NYPL eCard

Apply for the NYPL eCard for Online Resources. You'll get immediate access to the New York Public Library's eBooks and Database collections.  To search for scholarly journal articles - please FOLLOW THIS LINK

What is a Primary Source?

A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Primary sources include:

  • historical and legal documents
  • eyewitness accounts
  • results of experiments
  • statistical data
  • pieces of creative writing
  • audio and video recordings
  • speeches
  • art objects
  • interviews
  • surveys and fieldwork
  • Internet communications via email, blogs, listservs, and newsgroups 

-- Adapted from Ithaca College Library

What is a Secondary Source?

Secondary sources describe, discuss, interpret, comment upon, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and process primary sources. Secondary source materials can be:

  • articles in newspapers or popular magazines
  • book or movie reviews
  • articles found in scholarly journals that discuss or evaluate someone else's original research

-- Adapted from Ithaca College Library

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