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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 CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

HISTORIES One Third, Two Thirds Rule

A Work of History = 1/3 Uncontested Fact

2/3 Authors Interpretation

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • The Concurrent Evaluation Phase
  • Read Critically
  • Look for Key Points Keep a Note Book
  • Remain Objective
  • Key Points of this Phase
  • Ask the Critical Questions
  • Did the Author Achieve his purpose
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A625-Field Historian CourseELO: Evaluate Historical Materials

  • The Subsequent Evaluation Phase
  • Measure Against Other Works
  • Decide on the Arguments Presented
  • Review the Note Book
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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
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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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