Ch 2: Historiography & World History

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In this overview of historiography and world history, you can review theocracy, globalization, resources in historical research, and more. The information-rich lessons are designed to help you with homework or test preparation.

Historiography & World History - Chapter Summary

By going through these lessons, you can improve your understanding of historiography and world history. For instance, you can enhance your knowledge of different concepts in social studies and globalization in the 21st century. This self-paced chapter can also help you understand how historians use reference sources and other materials in their historical research. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Define terms used in social studies that help to organize human societies
  • Provide examples of theocracy
  • Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization
  • Recall different versions of modernization theory
  • Discuss the use of reference sources in historical research
  • Explain the roles of primary and secondary sources
  • Discuss the issues historians encounter as a result of diverse perspectives
  • Interpret historical information from charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams

These lessons can help you study up on historiography and world history. There's a Help feature that allows you to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a subject. Additionally, each lesson is accompanied by a short quiz that allows you to test your recollection.

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Historiography & World History
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Basic Terms & Concepts in Social Studies

1. Basic Terms & Concepts in Social Studies

The social studies are a major academic discipline and a big area of research. In this lesson we'll look at several terms used in social studies to help organize human societies.

Theocracy: Definition & Examples

2. Theocracy: Definition & Examples

Throughout history, governments have relied on various ideologies to structure bureaucracy. In this lesson, we explore theocracy, a system of government in which the country's religious institutions are closely intertwined with the state.

What is Globalization? - Definition, Effects & Examples

3. What is Globalization? - Definition, Effects & Examples

Globalization is an emerging trend in business. Here you will learn the definition of globalization, examine its positive and negative effects, and be presented with real examples of globalization in the twenty-first century.

Modernization Theory: Definition, Development & Claims

4. Modernization Theory: Definition, Development & Claims

There are many theories on how nations develop. This lesson will explore the origins, developments, and claims of several versions of modernization theory.

Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

5. Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

In this lesson we will learn about reference sources and other materials used in historical research. We will understand the role these tools have in historical methodology, and how they help historians.

Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

6. Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

Good history and good cooking can both be ruined by not using the proper ingredients. This lesson explains why that is true while describing the roles of primary and secondary sources.

Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

7. Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

Ever watched a football game with someone who was cheering for the other team and disagreed on the validity of a call? Then you've encountered the same problem historians find with diverse perspectives.

How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats

8. How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats

Graphic formats such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and even political cartoons are useful means of presenting historical data. This lesson explains the use of these measures and provides tips for interpreting the information presented in them.

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