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What is evidence?

This is the information which proves or disproves the story of the past.

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Where do historians get their evidence?

From sources

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What is a primary source and give an example

A primary source comes directly from the time that is being studied eg, a diary, a newspaper

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What is a secondary source and give an example

A secondary source comes from after the time being studied. They are based on primary sources eg, history textbook

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Where are sources stored?

An archive, a museum, a library

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What is a museum and give an example

It collects and stores objects for study and display eg, the national museum in Dublin

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What is prehistory?

Prehistory is the history of people before writing was invented

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What is bias?

People are biased when they deliberately select evidence to strengthen their own case and weaken the other cases

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What is propaganda?

Propaganda is when you appeal to people's feelings in order to promote your point of view

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What is prejudice?

Prejudice is judging before all the facts are known

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What is chronology?

Chronology is putting events in order of time

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Give two example of written sources

Manuscripts, autobiographies, biographies, census, newspapers

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Give two examples of visual sources

Photographs, paintings, documentaries, cartoons, drawings, maps

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What is archaeology?

Archaeology means the study of ancient things. It investigates all aspects of life - what people made and ate, what they lived in

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What is history?

History is the story of the past based on evidence