Using Technology to Gather & Manage Historical Evidence


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What is NOT an advantage of digitized books?

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1. What is an example of something that a future historian may use social media archives to investigate?

2. Which historical transformation saw the heavy use of cassettes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of how technology has changed the way historical evidence is accessed, stored, and analyzed. You will be quizzed on specific technological changes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The advantages of using digitized books
  • The growth of social media archives
  • Historical transformations and new technologies
  • The obstacles created by using digital sources
  • Digitized journals

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can pull out the most important information from the related lesson on technology and historical evidence
  • Critical thinking - apply what you have learned about the changes in technology to think about historical research in a different light
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the changing technology to discuss the changes in historical evidence

Additional Learning

To learn more about the changes in historical research, review the lesson titled Using Technology to Gather & Manage Historical Evidence. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explore the changes that have occurred with the rise of digitized books and journals
  • Understand the technological shift of primary sources
  • Analyze specific examples of new forms of primary materials, such as the cassette recordings of the Ayatollah Khomeini and the digital files smuggled out of North Korea
  • Examine how social media archives are going to impact the future of historical research