History as a subject is very important because history is related to our past and is about our ancestors and their contribution for the country. Learning history in class not only makes the student acknowledge about their country but also make them know the past and prospect for the future.
|Primary sources||Secondary sources|
|Primary sources include the firsthand observation of events happening in one' contemporary time.||Secondary sources include the remains, artifacts, records, diaries, journals, etc.|
|These sources are reliable as they are eyewitnesses.||These sources are less reliable as they may be biased, mistaken or fragmented.|
|Primary sources have very less information.||Secondary sources have more information as they are made by comparative study of the indications given by sources.|
- Primary sources: Those events, which are witnessed by a person on the spot and are described categorically and impartially, are known as primary sources.
- Secondary sources: Description based on facts but there is no eyewitness rather other supplementary or printed sources. Again on the basis of their nature these collected sources can be categorized in three parts:
- Written sources: Writings, geology, biology, inscriptions, manuscript, books, coins, travel accounts, decorations, bills, etc.
- Verbal sources: Folk songs, legends, tales, stories, interviews, proverbs, sayings, statements, etc.
- Archeological sources: Paintings, monuments like temples, idols, buildings, statues, sculptures, pottery, metals etc.
If I was given the responsibilities to explore or write a history, I will use all the three sources of history. They are written, verbal and archeological.
I will go to library and museum to explore or write about written sources of history. I will conduct an interview with some old people, historians to search about verbal sources of history. Similarly, for searching archeological sources, I will visit the temple, historical buildings, and other museums.