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Chapter 1: Investigating the Past

Exploring why we study the past and the historian's job
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April Kincaid

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Chapter 1: Investigating the Past

Why Study
the Past?
What has
happened
in the past
affects...
1. Our present
and
our future
because...
3. To learn about
and study society.

Historians ask questions about:
Politics
Religion
Culture
Economics
Archaeologist:
Digging Up
The Past
2. To understand traditions
Who studies the past? Let's talk about their job.
The
Historian's
Job

Ask what happened
to people from the past

Examine
evidence

Tools
and helps us to...
oral history
primary source
secondary source
must choose the most trustworthy evidence
it is not always
easy to answer
historical questions
Chapter 1
What do archeologist find?
How did early man use these?
Geographers ask ?'s

*Where did people live?

*How did they use their
environment to live?

Geographers map the past by looking at landforms, water,climate plants, and animals.
The Five Themes of Geography
The Historical Storytellers
People who study history are like detectives investigating a crime scene.

They record the past.
1)study evidence
2)write facts


The End Of The Line
Archaeologist
Historians
Geographers

Stop and Jot Activity
If there was a nuclear war, I would put these 5 things in my time capsule & why?
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
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