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Morning Warm-Up Please come in silently and find a desk to sit at. Sit with your heads down at your desk (you can close your eyes if you want) No, you’re not in trouble.
How do historians learn about the past? Essential Question :
How do we find out what’s happening… at school: in the world:
For any of the responses in either of the lists, how might we verify the information is accurate? Evidence:that which tends to prove or disprove something;
What types of evidence are there? Primary Source: a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
What types of evidence are there? Secondary Source: interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias
Interpret : to explain the meaning of something; to understand something in a specified way The Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missouri
Analyze : to take something and separate it into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
Often times you will have to speculate (take an educated guess)…*each table* Give this object a name that indicates its possible function
-What is the function? -Under what circumstances might it be used? -Who might use it? -How might there be more than one use?
Compare assumptions with your groups any differences? Why? Bias?