Understanding a Timeline

Historians use timelines to create an ordered view of history. By sequencing events into chronological order on a timeline, it becomes easier to see causes and effects of events. Timelines can be linear or comparative. Linear Timeline Linear timelines detail events that happened within a given time frame. This time frame could be a person’s … Read more Understanding a Timeline

Primary and Secondary Sources

The work of a historian is a bit like that of a detective. A historian examines different types of evidence and then tries to piece together the facts. A piece of evidence or artefact is called a historical source. There are primary and secondary sources, each with different characteristics. Primary Sources A primary source is … Read more Primary and Secondary Sources