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Historian's Tools

Measuring Time, Map Types, Historical Sources

TermDefinition
physical map shows natural features - land, water, vegetation, and elevation
political map shows man-made boundaries - country, state, cities with in a country
thematic map uses symbols & colors to represent data & how that data is distributed on the Earth.
historical map shows what a place was like at a specific period in time
historians people who study events in the past
timeline a dated line that is labeled with a series of events in the order they occured
chronology events listed in the order they happened
period a block of time when a specific event occurred or a series of things happened during that time
prehistory the time before humans invented writing
BCE Before Common Era (BC-Before Christ) prehistory & history to start of year 1 CE
CE Common Era (AD-Birth of Christ) History at start of year 1 to today
primary source 1st hand account that comes directly from a person who experienced or witnessed an event
secondary source 2nd hand account that comes from a person who DID NOT experience or witness the event
artifact an object made by a human
bias an unfair preference or dislike of something
Created by: chambrook