What is History?

1. History Detective

ATL Skill: Thinking

Historians have to find out what happened in the past by using clues and evidence in the same way that a detective solves a crime. Download the worksheet below about a mystery from the past that can only be solved by using the clues as evidence.
2. How do Historians find out about the past?

What is History? Keynote
Football Activity – bias

Activity: How can Historians know if their sources are biased?
This is a group activity for you to complete in your table groups.  You will need a large piece of flip chart paper and some markers. You will also need one person in the group to download this task sheet.

How do Historians organise the past?

ATL Skill: Communicating There is so much History, that Historians use Chronological order to make sense of what happened. Here is a quick check in to sharpen your history skills for the unit ahead: Introduction to Chronology