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Why Study History?. Name Class. 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. Discussion Questions. What did you include in your drawing? Why?

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your task
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
discussion questions
Discussion Questions
  • What did you include in your drawing? Why?
  • Tally Time:
    • Man
    • White
    • Glasses
    • Book
    • Why these stereotypes?
historian defined
Historian - Defined
  • his·to·ri·an (hĭ-stôr'ē-ən, -stōr'-, -stŏr'-) n.  
  • A writer, student, or scholar of history.
  • One who writes or compiles a chronological record of events; a chronicler.
  • THIS IS YOU!
what is history
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?
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Why Study History?
  • Everyday skills
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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?
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Why Study History?
  • 47% of Americans 18-24 voted in 2004
  • 36% of Americans 18-24 voted in 2000

NO SMOKING IN CARS

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Why Study History?
  • Connections to Present Day
historical process
Historical Process
  • Primary vs. Secondary Sources
    • Bias and Perspective
primary source homework
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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