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Transcript of Historical Sourcing
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- When investigating history it is important to take many points of view into account. There are multiple sides every story.
What is historical thinking?
- Historical thinking relies on developing a sound claim supported by evidence.
Claim: The United States gained it's freedom from England.
Evidence: Documents such as the declaration of independence, historical accounts, etc.
Claims and Evidence
- Historians look at two types of sources when looking at different events.
- Primary Source Examples: Diaries, letters, speeches, manuscripts, pottery, and clothing.
- Secondary Source Examples: Textbooks, encyclopedias, and magazine articles.
Examples of Primary and Secondary Sources
- Historical thinking is all the skills and resources students need when investigating history.
Primary Source: Is a document or artifact created during the time period in question.
Secondary Source: A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources.