Strategies & Resources for Developing Historical Knowledge


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What is a primary source?

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1. What is a secondary source?

2. What is a disadvantage of memorizing names, places, and dates?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the development of historical knowledge. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definition of a primary source and remembering dates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Disadvantage of memorizing names and dates
  • Characteristics of a secondary source
  • Benefit of focusing on a story
  • The meaning of primary source

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on developing historical knowledge
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read an analogy regarding historical studies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a way to help remember dates

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, Strategies & Resources for Developing Historical Knowledge. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify key reasons supporting the development of historical knowledge
  • Explore an example of primary and secondary sources
  • Understand the benefit of adding detail to simple dates and names