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By the time your class has published its class magazine, you will have a greater understanding not only of this period in Canadian history, but also of how primary sources are used to gather information. You can now use the new skills you have acquired and apply them to any research you do in the future.

Your local community has a wealth of primary sources for you to discover and explore. Examining local historical documents is a great way to make history come to life. Some of the places you can find primary source documents about your community include:

  • Public libraries
  • College or university library and archives
  • Town or city archives
  • School board archives
  • History museums
  • Historical societies

Searching the databases of the Ontario History Quest site, the Archives of Ontario and the Library and Archives Canada are good places to start to find digitized copies of primary sources online. See also Alouette Canada.


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