Understanding History Lesson Worksheet

Understanding History

Welcome to the Understanding History lesson! This lesson plan is specifically created for students who are new to the discipline of History. The goal of this lesson is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to what history is, how it originated, and why it is important.

The discipline of history has a rich and storied past, dating back thousands of years. Its origins can be traced back to the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome, where chroniclers recorded the events and stories of their times. These early histories laid the foundation for the development of a systematic approach to the study of the past.

One of the earliest and most famous historians was Herodotus, a Greek scholar who lived in the 5th century BCE. Herodotus is often referred to as the “Father of History” due to his extensive travels and documentation of the world around him. His works, which chronicled the events of the Persian Wars, are considered some of the earliest examples of historical writing and remain a valuable source of information for scholars today.

In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to engage in various activities designed to promote critical thinking and deepen their understanding of the discipline of history. This includes defining key historical terms, such as primary sources, secondary sources, and historical context, and putting their knowledge to the test by creating a visual representation of their understanding of these concepts.

Throughout the Understanding History lesson, students will be introduced to the importance of historical research, the role of primary and secondary sources in historical inquiry, and the importance of historical context in shaping our understanding of the past. This lesson is a fantastic starting point for students who are eager to explore the rich and fascinating world of history, and will provide them with the foundation they need to continue their studies in this captivating field.

Understanding History Worksheet

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Description:Student activities include critical thinking, defining key historical terms and a creation of a drawing.
Estimated lessons:1
Ages11-14
Format Word Document

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