Understanding the Subjective Nature of History


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Which is not a primary source?

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1. In its simplest form, the Hegelian Dialectic concerns _______________.

2. The process whereby historians gather information about the past based on evidence is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

History has many facets, but the particular focus of this quiz/worksheet will be on its subjective natures. You will be asked about primary sources, the Hegelian Dialectic, how historians gather info, and historians' theories on the past.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More precisely, you will be asked about:

  • Examples of primary sources
  • The Hegelian Dialectic's simplest form
  • Ways in which historians gather info
  • The term for an individual's take on the past

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to analyze information about the way history is written
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work of historians
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding primary sources and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Obtain more information concerning this material by studying our related lesson named Understanding the Subjective Nature of History. This lesson will cover:

  • Historiography
  • Historical methodology
  • Subjectivity and interpretation
  • Examples of subjectivity