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Ch 1: Historiography

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Watch our video lessons to refresh your understanding of historiography. When watching the lessons you'll review many different subtopics related this approach to historical scholarship.

Historiography - Chapter Summary

This chapter will provide you with video lessons that review all you need to know about historiography. You'll look over the methodologies, resources and other aspects of this form of historical scholarship . The chapter will also explain ways to write and present historiographical research. Each lesson is dedicated to a different subtopic that will be relevant when studying up on this subject, such as:

  • Historical evidence and interpretation
  • Benefits and limitations of historical research design
  • Chronology and periodization
  • The relationship between cause and effect
  • Writing main ideas, thesis statements and topic sentences
  • How to infer meaning
  • Understanding perception bias

Our video lessons provide comprehensive, easy-to-understand overviews of the main ideas related to each subject. Each video is taught by an experienced instructor, and the topics are presented in a coherent format. Each chapter also contains practice quizzes that you can use to ensure that you have understood all of the information found in the lessons. Your dashboard can be used to track your progress as you go through the lessons.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: Historiography
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Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

1. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

2. Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

Most research involves looking at what's happening right now. But what if a researcher wants to look at the past and what it can tell us about the future? In this lesson, we'll explore historical research design, its steps, and its pros and cons.

Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

3. 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.

Chronology & Periodization in History

4. Chronology & Periodization in History

In this lesson we will learn about chronology and periodization in history. We will identify important periods of history, and learn how they are classified. We will analyze the centrality of chronology in the discipline of history.

Cause and Effect Relationship: Definition & Examples

5. Cause and Effect Relationship: Definition & Examples

This lesson explores the relationship between cause and effect and teaches you about the criteria for establishing a causal relationship, the difference between correlation and causation, and more.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

6. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

7. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.

Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives

8. Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives

In this lesson, we will examine the difference between fact and opinion in historical narratives. We will identify examples of each, and we will see how both have a place in historical narratives.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

9. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

10. Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior

Have you ever wondered why two people can experience the same event, but give two different accounts of what happened? In this lesson, you will learn about how perception and bias play a role in how we interpret our world.

How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats

11. 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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