Documenting History SPECIFICATIONS • Aboriginal Rights Movement • African American Civil Rights Movement • American Civil War • Canadian Independence • Chinese Revolution • Federation of Australia • The Great Depression • Independence of India and Pakistan • South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement • Women’s Right to Vote • World War II in Europe • World War II in the Pacific • 64 pages per volume • 12 volumes
Documenting History Why is History Important? • History helps us understand people and societies • History helps us understand change and how the society we live in came to be • History provides identity • What skills does a student of history develop? • The ability to assess evidence • The ability to assess conflicting interpretations • Experience in assessing past examples of change.
Documenting History • An examination of historic events presented through such primary source documents as: • •quotes • •photographs • •illustrations • •artifacts.