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chapter 1: sources

sources timelines historians archaeologists

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what is cross checking when more than one source is used to make sure the information is correct
what is an archive a place that catalogues and stores a collection of written and other sources
what is a museum a place that collects and displays objects for public education and appreciation.
what is an example of an archive in Ireland National Archives of Ireland, in Dublin
what is an example of a museum in Ireland National museum in Dublin
what is history the study of the past
what is a source something that gives us information or evidence about a person, place or thing in the past
what is prehistory/what does prehistory mean the period of time before writing was used
what is archaeology/what does archaeology mean the study of the remains left by the people in the past
what would be an example of a prehistoric source a weapon made by people to hunt for food
why do we study history to learn how people lived before us, how past events unfolded and what their cause and consequences were, how human experience has shaped our society, to recognise the pattern of change, how to avoid mistakes done before, how to flourish
what is historical conscience being able to place ourselves in past human experiences, linking the past, the present and the future
who is a historian someone who is an expert in, or a student of, history
who is an archaeologist and what does he do investigates places and objects left by people in the past, including the time before written records were kept
what is a primary source a source from the time of the event, a first hand account of what happened
what is a secondary source a source from a later date, after the time of the event
name examples of a primary source photographs, artefacts, diaries, letters, emails, interviews, speeches, posters, s census, newspapers, magazines, autobiographies, maps
name examples of a secondary source TV/film and radio documentaries, podcasts, websites, history books and textbooks, biographies, handling boxes, movies
what is an artefact any human mad object, e.g. pottery, a tool or a weapon, such as a spear.
what is an autobiography an account of a persons life written by that person themselves
what is a biography an account of a persons life written by someone else
what is a census an official survey of a population
when is the census held in Ireland every five years
what is a handling box it contains replicas(copies) of artefacts, so that anyone can examine them without damaging an original
what does accuracy mean judging how accurate/correct the information you are using is
what does bias mean when an account is not balanced, but unfairly favours one side
what does exaggeration mean when something is represented as better or worse than it actually was
what does propaganda mean information that has been designed to influence the attitudes of the general public
what is a tactile source one that can be touches- a physical object, like an artefact
what is chronology put events into the sequence in which they happend
what is reinterpretation to see something in a new or different light
what does it mean to cite to refer to evidence you have gathered or read
what is plagiarism passing someone else's work or ideas as your own, without citing the real source
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