"focus on primary vs. secondary sources, historical empathy, perspective, chronology, cause & effect, how to analyze history, and how to extract meaning and personal opinions and feelings about history"
History - The study of past events, people and cultures. Primary Source - An original document or physical object which was created at the time under study. Secondary Source - A document or recording that provides information about events, people or cultures from an individual who was not directly involved.
The first paper money was created by the Chinese during the 8th century Tang Dynasty. The ancient Egyptians used a form of paper called papyrus to record taxes and other important information. The first recorded Olympic games were held in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece.
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Work together in pairs: Question:What primary source document can you use to analyze an event in history, and how can you use this source to form an opinion and understanding of the event?
Work together in pairs: What event in American history do you think had the biggest impact on shaping the country today? Explain why you think this event was so important and what its lasting effects have been.
Brain break: Draw an alien wearing a tutu and dancing on a scooter-rocket through outer space