Civil Rights in Georgia for 8th Grade Georgia Studies Students

This research guide aligns with state of Georgia Social Studies Standards for Excellence: SS8H11 Evaluate the role of Georgia in the modern civil rights movement.

What is a primary source?

A primary source is original information, often created during the time period of study, rather than an interpretation or analysis of the information. Examples of primary resources include documents, diaries, manuscripts, autobiographies, sound recordings, newspapers, and images. These primary sources can be in print or electronic format.

Primary Sources

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Free Online Primary Research Sources

What is a secondary source?

Secondary sources are usually books and journal articles that are interpretations of events written after examining primary source materials. They can also be found in a variety of mediums.

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Students can search their school library or public library for holdings of print books. For more information on your school's library check with your media specialist.