Presentation on theme: " Good morning girls! Do Now: On a new sheet of loose-leaf paper please answer the following question Why are we studying World History?"— Presentation transcript:
Good morning girls! Do Now: On a new sheet of loose-leaf paper please answer the following question Why are we studying World History?
Who are Historians? They are scholars who study and write about the past They are people just like you! Rely on documents and written records
What do historians do? Rely on artifacts to give details of the past Artifacts: clothing, coins, artwork, tombstones Historians are like detectives- they determine the causes and effects of events that have happened in the past.
Roles of Historians Historians try to piece together many different pieces of information together to understand the overall event. Historians try to give a straightforward account but it can be bias.
Class question! Based on what we now know about anthropology, write down what you know about the culture you live in. Turn to a partner and discuss what parts of culture you came up with!
What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of past societies Anthropologists study artifacts that have been left behind This is how we learned about prehistory Prehistory- a time in history when there are no written records.
What is Archeology? Archeology is the study of past societies through analysis of what people left behind. The remains include: buildings, tools, weapons, pottery, clothing, jewelry. Archeology is a way to learn about prehistory *Prehistory is before written records*
How can Archeologists tell how old something is? Archeologists use radioactive carbon dating When using radioactive carbon, archeologists can then estimate how old the object/artifact is. Ancient DNA is providing new information on human evolution.
Primary Sources A document or physical object that was written during the event. Original documents Examples: Diaries, autobiographies, pottery
Examples of Primary Sources “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney
Secondary Sources Sources/writing that interprets and analyzes primary sources. Secondary sources get their information from multiple different primary sources Examples: textbooks, magazine articles, encyclopedias
Scenario Suppose that 2000 years from now someone found a time capsule from our time. In that time capsule is a Mercy ID card, a Mercy yearbook, a David’s cookie wrapper, and a One Direction poster. What do you think they would learn?