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History Chapter 1

The Job of the Historian

What is history? History is the story of the past.
History is...... finding out about the past - using sources - tells us what happened and why it happened.
Name three types of sources. Written, visual and oral.
What does an archive store? It stores mainly written sources.
What does a museum collect and store? Objects for study and display.
What is a primary source? Primary sources are those that come directly from the time that is being studied.
What is a secondary source? Secondary sources come from after the time being studied.
What is bias? People show bias when they deliberately select evidence to strengthen their own case and weaken the other cases.
What is prejudice? Prejudice is making up your mind before you know what happened.
What is propaganda? Propaganda is used when you appeal to people's feelings in order to promote your point of view.
Name some written sources. Manuscripts, an autobiography, a biography, historical novels, diaries, letters, government records, newspapers.
Name some visual sources. Photographs, paintings, documentaries, cartoons, drawings, maps.
Name an oral source. Eyewitness accounts.
What is chronology? Putting events in order of time.
What are the skills of a historian? Locate information, research, sort information, understand cause, ask questions, make judgements.
Created by: ashbro
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