Think Like a Historian
Terms in this set (22)
What is history
The study of past events
The act of questioning a piece of evidence and trying to determine if it's trustworthy
Confirm where and when each source was written or created
The act of comparing pieces of evidence and seeing where they agree and disagree
What three things does close reading look at?
Claims, evidence, language
Told from a certain point of view
The quality of being trustworthy
How do you make a strong argument?
Have multiple pieces of evidence
A person, thing, or place which information comes from
A document or artifact created during a particular historical period
A work produced about a historical event by someone who was NOT actually there
Example of primary source- written:
Declaration of Independence
Example of primary source- artifact
Example of oral history
Speeches, stories, and customs from a culture passed down from generation to generation
Example of secondary- written
Ancient Egypt book from 2000
Example of secondary source- artifact
The last supper painting
Are maps a primary or secondary source?
It depends on when it was drawn and what time period it depicts
Why do you need more than one perspective of an event?
If you don't, you risk it might be incomplete or even wrong
Before common era
In the year of our Lord
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