What is history? Lesson
Why study history?
When we say historians 'construct the past', what do we mean?
What is an historical interpretation?
What is an historical fact, and how do historians use facts?
How do you write an historical interpretation?
Big ideas associated with this inquiry
Historians ask questions about the past; the questions historians ask influence the history they write; historians rely on sources to construct interpretations; an historical interpretation is shaped by available evidence, fact selection (and fact omission), and fact connection.