History as an Academic Discipline


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The entire collection of everything that has ever happened before the present time is _____.

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As an academic discipline, history refers to the _____ of the past.

I. Study

II. Knowledge

III. Interpretation

2. Something that happened before a time when people recorded information is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about history as an academic discipline. Key topics on the worksheet/quiz include the term for things that have happened before the present time and the thing(s) that make up history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for the following:

  • Things that happened before history was recorded
  • Job duties of historians
  • Topics that historians would and would not study

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the discipline of history entails and the word for what has previously taken place
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding some of the tasks that historians do
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the areas that historians would and would not study

Additional Learning

Review the lesson we've named History as an Academic Discipline for more on the following key points:

  • The importance of studying history
  • Ways that history can be re-written
  • Forms that historical records can come in today