History includes a collection of significant events, people, and stories; each leaving some impression for our everyday lives.
History is studied through primary documents (first-hand evidence or testimony from a participant’s or witness’s point of view), and secondary sources (documents of a historical event, providing insight and analysis of the event)
History is a fascinating subject because, unlike math or science, where experiments could prove an ultimate conclusion, historical findings must be extensively researched, and thoroughly interpreted to prove validity.
Why Study History
Since we can’t time travel, no do we know what life was like in the past, we use historical evidence and documents to give us a perspective of what happened.
Studying history allows us to see which events or people have shaped our political and social lifestyle today.
History allows individuals to get a deeper look and understanding of himself or herself.
In addition, learning and history could also be fun!
History & Technology
Use of DNA technology to pinpoint specific location of origin of humans before the great migration across the world.
Blood samples taken from an African tribe suggests the earliest humans started there and traveled, along the shoreline, and made it to as far east as China.
Historical records of a cataclysmic event occurred throughout the land, causing the sky to darken, panic, and shifting lands.
Geological science and studies help indicate that about the 500s, a possible volcanic eruption took place.
Goods and food were introduced and traded to bartering explorers all across the globe.
Trading was one of the ways the world became united overseas.
Henry The Navigator was the first to circumnavigate around the southern part of Africa to find better spice trade route.
Portuguese explorer, Vasco Da Gama, later became the first European to reach the wealth of the Indies spice capital by sea.
Even before arrival of Columbus, the Americas had diseases.
Tuberculosis, parasites, etc.
With the arrival of the Europeans, a whole batch of new diseases were brought to the New World, thus impacting the population of the Americas.
Malaria, Smallpox, measles, influenza, etc.
Other causes for diseases: hunger, lack of water, temperature changes, lack of sanitation, natural disasters (volcanic eruption)
Trade and exploration to other parts of the globe enabled sailors to create maps of the world.
Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition succeeded as the first to circumnavigate the globe, though Magellan was killed before the voyage was complete.
Horses expanded all across America, greatly impacting the every day lives of the Native Americans.