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Three Worlds Collide

Social Studies Unit

What are the main questions a historian is trying to answer? • What happened? • When did it happen? • Who was involved? • How and Why did it happen?
How is a historian like a detective? • Looks for clues • Gathers evidence • Reconstructs the past like a detective reconstructs a crime scene
What are the two kinds of proof need to answer the "What happened?" question? Primary source and secondary source
What is a primary source? Records made by people who took part or saw the event.
Examples of primary sources are? Journals, letters, or photographs
What is a secondary source? A record of the event that was made by someone who was not there.
Examples of secondary sources are? Books
Chronolgy A timeline in the order that the events happened
Historical empathy Understanding the people and actions/feelings of these people from other times and places
Historical perspective Understanding people from the past point of view
Point of view can be shaped by what? Age, culture, and religion
Cause An action that makes something else happen
Effect The result of an action
Migration Moving from one location to another
Century 100 years
Millenium 1,000 years
Created by: NRunyan