19 terms

Historical Thinking

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history
an account of the past
primary source
a firsthand account from someone who experienced the event
secondary source
an account or retelling of an event by someone who was NOT present at the event
point of view
a particular attitude or way of considering a matter; perspective
bias
a person's preference for one side of an issue over another
close reading
analyzing an author's main points
contextualizing
imagining the time period in which a document was created
evidence
information taken directly from a source
inference
an educated guess about the meaning and importance of a piece of evidence
argumentation
a conclusion reached based on evidence and inferences
multiple perspectives
recognizing how different people see the same situation
sourcing
identifying the creation of a piece of evidence to discover more about the author's perspective, biases, and trustworthiness
corroboration
evaluating a document's trustworthiness by comparing it to different documents
chronological reasoning
Putting events in sequence and making connections based on related continuity and change.
causation
determining how one event leads to another
continuity and change over time
acknowledging what stays the same, and what is different, over a period of time
periodization
process of categorizing the past into units of time based on common themes
significance
the quality of being worthy of attention and investigation
recall
a measure of memory in which the person must retrieve information learned earlier
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