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Title: Why Study History


1
Why Study History?
  • Name
  • Class

2
Your Task
  • 5 minutes
  • Draw a picture of what YOU think a historian
    looks like
  • DO THE BEST YOU CAN… YOU ARE NOT PICASSO… OR ARE
    YOU?
  • Be prepared to discuss the job a historian
    performs

3
Discussion Questions
  • What did you include in your drawing? Why?
  • Tally Time
  • Man
  • White
  • Glasses
  • Book
  • Why these stereotypes?

4
Historian - Defined
  • historian (hi-stôr'e-?n, -stor'-, -stor'-)
    n.  
  • A writer, student, or scholar of history.
  • One who writes or compiles a chronological record
    of events a chronicler.
  • THIS IS YOU!

5
What is History?
  • History is the lie commonly agreed upon
    Voltaire
  • Who controls the past controls the future who
    controls the present controls the past George
    Orwell
  • How do we view history?

6
What is History?
7
What is History?
8
Why Study History?
  • Everyday skills

9
Why Study History?
  • Be An Informed Citizen!
  • What issues concern you?
  • Creation of well paying jobs?
  • The war in Iraq?
  • Safety from Terrorism?
  • Affordable college?
  • Gas prices?
  • Candidates motivation and vision?

10
Why Study History?
  • 47 of Americans 18-24 voted in 2004
  • 36 of Americans 18-24 voted in 2000
  • NO SMOKING IN CARS

11
Why Study History?
  • Connections to Present Day

12
Historical Process
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  • Bias and Perspective

13
Primary Source Homework
  • Find 4-5 primary sources based around YOUR life
  • Be sure the primary sources can illustrate
    important parts of your life
  • You will present in front of the class next week
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