Becoming a Historian
In order to fully understand History it is first necessary to develop the skills necessary to be a historian! Are you inquisitive? Do you like mysteries? If so welcome to an exciting adventure where you will spend your time uncovering answers as you become a historical detective searching for evidence to uncover the story of the past! Enjoy the Trip! When you have finished this section you will find links to the other sections from the Form One History course in the drop down menu above!
Sources is the term used to describe the information used to tell us about the past. The main types are Primary and Secondary sources. Once you have learnt about them in class you can revise your knowledge with the following online resource: http://www.historyonthenet.com/Lessons/sources/sourcesexplain.htm
As you begin to study the story of the past you will notice that sometimes particular years such as 57BC will have the letter BC or BCE after them. To revise
Prehistory is a term that refers to the time before written history. How do we know anything about prehistory you might ask? People called archaeologists attempt to uncover primary sources to tell us more about people that lived in the past. The following powerpoint helps to explain a little more about archaeologists:
The games below will allow you to revise the basic concepts of history which we have looked at so far! enjoy!