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A625-Field Historian Course ELO: Evaluate Historical Materials. HISTORIES One Third, Two Thirds Rule A Work of History = 1/3 Uncontested Fact 2/3 Authors Interpretation. A625-Field Historian Course ELO: Evaluate Historical Materials. Critical Reader = A Good Consumer

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A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

HISTORIES One Third, Two Thirds Rule

A Work of History = 1/3 Uncontested Fact

2/3 Authors Interpretation


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • Critical Reader = A Good Consumer

  • Both are concerned with -

  • Quality of the materials used in making the item

  • The craftsmanship of the person who did the work

  • The purpose for which the item was designed for


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • The Author – Expertise and/or Qualifications

    • Academic Preparation

    • Extensive Personal Research

    • Personal Experience

  • Pitfall – authors background or experience, proximity to the action, and duty position influence his credibility.


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • Three Phases to the Evaluation Process

    • The Preliminary Assessment Phase

    • The Concurrent Evaluation Phase

    • The Subsequent Evaluation Phase


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • Preliminary Assessment Phase

  • Title page: Provides the Title, Author, Place and Date of Publication, Name of Publisher

  • Read the Preface

  • Scan the Bibliography


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • The Concurrent Evaluation Phase

  • Read Critically

  • Look for Key PointsKeep a Note Book

  • Remain Objective

  • Key Points of this Phase

  • Ask the Critical Questions

  • Did the Author Achieve his purpose


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • The Subsequent Evaluation Phase

  • Measure Against Other Works

  • Decide on the Arguments Presented

  • Review the Note Book


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • Pit Falls

  • Best Sellers don’t equal best historical works

  • Not all works serve the same purpose

  • A new work dose not equate to a better work


A625 field historian course elo evaluate historical materials

A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • Wrap Up

  • Apply Critical Evaluation To: Individual History Books, Articles, and Monograms.

  • Examine the Expertise or Qualifications of the Author. - Academic preparation, extensive personal research, and /or personal experience.


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