Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization


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_____ would be the MOST useful tool for studying geographic contexts.

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1. All of the following are examples of periodization EXCEPT:

2. A timeline would be MOST useful for understanding which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Historians use a variety of tools and lenses to research and organize past events, including major works of literature, the factors surrounding the use and trade of essential items or the introduction and evolution of laws and legal theories. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the traditional devices historians use to organize history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions on the following to pass this quiz:

  • Geographical devices used to organize history
  • The use of periodization
  • The use of timelines
  • The limitations of maps
  • Traditional methods of organizing history

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the devices used to organize history
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the use of maps and timelines to organize history
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of tools used to organize history to answer questions about advantages of different methods
  • Making connections - examine how the use of timelines and calendars can limit an historical account

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the use of time as a device to organize history
  • Define periodization
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of periodization
  • Discuss how maps can help historians see connections between events