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How to Interpret Visual Representations of Historical Data

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Which of these visual aids is an example of an image that a historian did NOT create, but would still find useful?

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1. Which of these would be most useful in helping a historian explain the growth of a city over time?

2. Which of these would help a historian determine attitudes during a particular time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever taken a history class, you know that the book contained more than merely words. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of how visual aids help in learning about history. The quiz questions will test you on various types of visual aids, such as one that explains the movement of a phenomenon over geography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The type of visual most effective in explaining growth of a city
  • The visual aid helpful in determining attitudes during particular times in history
  • The image created by Florence Nightingale

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information regarding useful images that show historical data
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to show a city's growth over time
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of images created by famous people

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of visual aids to show history, review the accompanying lesson, How to Interpret Visual Representation of Historical Data. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Watch the progression of the Black Death
  • Identify how certain images can help shape history
  • Understand the usefulness of visual aids
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