Welcome to History Key Skills

This site has been established to explain the key skills of History and to provide easily accessible information about developing and using historical skills.

Information is grouped into categories:

What is History?

History Key Skills - What is History

History Explained

Periods in History

Types of History

Causation

Anachronisms

Chronology

History Key Skills - Chronology

What is a chronology?

Units of Time

Centuries

Chronological Order – Constructing a Timeline

Understanding a Timeline

Historical Evidence

History Key Skills - Evidence

Types of Evidence

Primary and Secondary Sources

Interpretation

Magnifier - History Key Skills

Analysing Historical Sources

What is Bias?

Propaganda

Usefulness and Reliability

Recording History

History Key Skills - Recording History

How to record History

Making Notes

Writing an Essay

Referencing Internet Sources

Language

Language

Glossary

History Idioms

Key Words