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Unit 1 Vocab

Historical Thinking vocab

History An account of the past constructed from evidence. This account of the past differs based on one's perspective.
Historian A person who writes history.
Archeologist A person who studies the past using artifacts.
Artifact An object made or used by people in the past.
Source A person, place, or thing, from which information comes. In history, sources are usually documents written by people from the past, but could also be objects form the past.
Document Something that is written, printed, or electronic that provides information or evidence?
Evidence Something that gives proof of or a reason to believe something.
Perspective A person's role in an event.
Bias The influence that one's perspective has on their opinion.
Compare To examine two or more things and identify their similarities and differences.
Categorize To place things in groups based on similarities.
Context The setting for an event and the circumstances that led to it.
Reliable Something that provides a thorough, well-reasoned argument, discussion etc. based on strong evidence.
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