Ch 2: Understanding Historical Resources

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Check out these lessons to review methods for interpreting and drawing inferences from historical sources. We'll also help you revisit strategies for working with graphical representations of historical data through these entertaining videos and self-checking quizzes.

Understanding Historical Resources - Chapter Summary

Let us help you re-examine factors for consideration when interpreting primary and secondary historical research sources with these fun video lessons. Our instructors provide examples of the event sequences that help us understand historical relationships and explain methods for resolving differing interpretations of historical evidence. They also discuss techniques for distinguishing fact from opinion, drawing inferences, and interpreting maps, graphs, political cartoons, and other visual representations of historical data. Chapter topics include:

  • Cause-and-effect relationships
  • Historical interpretations
  • Fact vs. opinion
  • Methods for inferring meaning
  • Graphs of historical information

This flexible learning option allows you to watch video lessons on topics you're interested in reviewing and skip lessons on the areas you've already mastered. To help determine which subjects you should focus on, take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes or complete the chapter test. All of these resources can be accessed as many times as you'd like.

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