History Chapter 1
What Does a Historian Do?
Terms in this set (22)
an object made by people
the study of objects to learn about past human life
a period of ten years
a large division of time
a class of individuals with similar physical characters
the study of fossils
plant or animal remains that have been preserved from an earlier time
the study of human culture and how it develops over time
to create or set up something such as a city
Why should we study history?
We should study history because we are able to know how things are now because of before.
What are some ways to measure historical time?
Timelines, calendars, A.D. and B.C.
What do we call people who study time?
Paleontologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists
Why is it important to understand cause and effect when studying the past?
Learning about the causes and effects of past events helps us understand.
Why is it important that most of the world uses the same calendar?
So that there is a universal system for dating events that can be understood by people. The Gregorian calendar is the one used most of the world.
When would a historian use a calendar? When would a historian use a timeline?
Calendar: when something has or will happen. Timeline: sequence of things happening.
How are archaeologists, paleontologists, and anthropologists like detectives?
Each uncovers and analyzes evidence of past times.
Compare and contrast artifacts and fossils.
Artifacts are human made objects and fossils are evidence of early living things.
Name some ways historians can measure time.
Small blocks-decades and centuries. Large blocks-millennia and eras.
What do historians look for to learn about people who lived in the earliest historical era?
Artifacts and fossils
Name on example of how the past influences daily life today.
I moved here and came to St. Ignatius.