Unit 1: Historical Thinking Skills
Terms in this set (24)
An account of the past
A source created during the time period being discussed and offers firsthand information.
A source created after the time period being discussed and provides secondhand information.
A predetermined opinion that is NOT based on careful reasoning, evidence, or actual experience
point of view
A particular attitude or way of considering a matter; perspective
An opinion in favor of or against something, usually in a way considered to be unfair
Discovering more about an author, such as her point of view, biases, and trustworthiness
Analyzing an author's main points
Imagining the time period in which a document was created
Evaluating a document's trustworthiness by comparing it to different documents
Information taken directly from a document
A conclusion that is made based on known facts, evidence, and reasoning.
A conclusion reached based on evidence and inferences
To examine in details and closely study.
An argument, position, or point of view about a topic. It must be supported by evidence.
Characteristics, traits, or qualities that are consistently repeated. One can be found by comparing sources to find out what is in common.
A man made, physical object that tells us about the past.
Involves the ability to identify, analyze, and evaluated the relationships among many historical events
Involves the ability to describe, compare, contrast, and evaluate two or more historical developments in the same era or from different periods
Involves the ability to describe, analyze, and evaluate diverse interpretations of historical sources
Background information that help understand the event, statement, or idea completely
The ultimate meaning or the reason why an author wrote a text or talk about a specific event
An author's purpose is the reason an author decides to write a text on a specific topic.
The intended readers or spectators of a text, or event
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