Historical Thinking and Sources. Historical Research means searching out a variety of sources that...
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Historical Thinking and Sources Slide 2 Historical Research means searching out a variety of sources that will help you answer a historical question or learn more about a historical period or event. Slide 3 Historical Comprehension means understanding historical sources. This involves asking many questions: Who created the source? Why was it created? How accurate is it likely to be? Slide 4 Historical Analysis and Interpretation means thinking critically about what you study. Comparing and contrasting, determining the difference between fact and opinion, analyzing cause and effect, and evaluating differing sources are all parts of this skill. http://ayeejayy93.edublogs.org/files/2011/01/cause- and-effect-journal-entry-m43hrc.jpg Slide 5 Historical Imagination means the ability to put yourself in the middle of a historical event, to imagine different courses of action, and to evaluate the potential consequences of those different actions. Slide 6 Chronological Thinking involves understanding how events unfold over time. Chronological thinking helps you understand cause and effect. Creating timelines is a good way to develop chronological thinking. http://www.msp.umb.edu/LocHistoryTemplates/images/timeline.gif Slide 7 Place the following in chronological order 2005 1979 1997 2001 1995 Slide 8 Homework Make a timeline of at least 5 events of your life.