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What is History?

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History Interpretation and meaning of facts over time
Hypothesis Tentative explanation for a set of facts
Primary Sources Items created during that time period
Secondary Sources Items created after the time period
Fact Something that can be proven to be true
Interpretation The way a person looks at the facts
Frame of Reference Factors, such as your age, race, gender, location,,, that influence the way you look at the facts
7 Step Historical Method of Inquiry 1. Choose a topic 2. Make a question 3. Observe the evidence 4. Interpret the evidence 5. Formulate a hypothesis 6. Test hypothesis 7. Draw conclusions and share
Examples of Primary Sources newspaper, photo, eyewitness, diary...
Examples of Secondary Sources textbook, encyclopedia, biography...
Created by: dlecates