What is history? The study of the past, with special attention to the written record of the activities of human beings over time. People who write about history are called historians.
History uses a narrative to examine and analyze the sequence of events, and it often attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Different events are recorded in history, from great humanity achievements to special moments in a family’s life.
Since historians are observers and participants, the works they produce are written from the perspective of their own time and sometimes with concern for possible lessons for the own future. History is then affected by the historian own understanding of the event.
In simple words… Any event recorded consciously is history, even your personal achievements!!!
Famous Quote "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.“ George Santayana
Family Tree For this week we are going to be working on building our family tree. What we are going to need. Construction or color paper. Scissors Your family information: Names, date of birth, place of birth, etc. Pictures (optional) People you can include: Mom, dad, sisters/brothers, grandparents, aunts/uncles DUE ON FRIDAY
Worksheet What exactly does history study? How are people that write history called? What kinds of events are recorded in history? By who is history affected? Can your personals achievements be part of history? What does history tries to explain? (9no and up) What do you think the famous quote means? Explain it in your own words. (9no and up)