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Transcript of History
How do we know that sources are correct?
Einar Michel, Junwei Ye and Magnus Gillam
Emotional vs Rational
Link to Other AOK's
Religious & Indigenous
Standing on the shoulders of giants
What is History?
Trying to find out what happened from the echoes that remain
As a field for study, it's finding the truth that happened in the past based on the available evidence.
- Natural Sciences
- The Arts
- Religious Knowledge Systems
- Indigenous Knowledge Systems
What are the types of AOK's?
Primary & Secondary Sources
Primary sources may be accurate as it's recorded during the time of the event. However, it may be bias depending on the position of the writer.
Secondary sources may be limited as it's recorded after the historic event. However, it may provide a fair and effective judgement as the writer is neutral.
Different perspective of history
-Personal / Family experiences
-As Winston Churchill said "History is written by the victors"
-Based on facts
-Comparing multiple resources
-Taking away all emotional feelings and coming to conclusion based on facts
Learning from History
Before: laisser faire
Now: Not that
- Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin both used propaganda to increase their power
-Russian Revolution took place on the 8th of March and finished on the 8th of November
Lenin used propaganda effectively
- His slogan was “Peace, Land, Bread”
- Poster literally translates to “Lenin. October. Power to soviets. Peace to the nations. Land to peasants. Factories to workers.”
- This was not even close to the things that he did
- He led his party, the Bolsheviks, to power through similar posters to this
- improvements in technology have helped improve source accuracy
- Computers, internet, telephones, cameras etc.
- Definitely an improvement from books, which could be edited through the use of propaganda
- Helps answer questions:
- Who produced this source?
- When was it produced?
- Was the creator of the source an eyewitness?
- Where was the source produced?
- Social Networks like Facebook almost record things that you have done
Viewed differently according to nationality.
sociol-economical status in society
Knowledge is created through different perspectives and shared knowledge is build up by the movement back and forth of ideas.
- The soviets were run by a communist government at this point in time
- Poster literally translates to: “For the People’s Happiness!”
- This poster is definitely an example of propaganda as he was closer to a dictator (never publicly admitted it)
- By using propaganda he was able to convince the people of the Soviet Union that they were having a fair election
- History is connected to Religious and indigenous knowledge systems
- Books like the Bible are viewed by many as an historical artifact
- However many dispute the validity of these books
experience based on former experiences
Threatment of minorties
Our favourite source