The Role of Historians in Reconstructing the Past and Why Study History
This article explores the essential role of historians in reconstructing and interpreting the past. It delves into the tools that they use to study history, including
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Slide1Historians• What do they do? • Reconstruct (Remake) the past • Why study history? • History serves as a bank of examples for contemplating present problems. • What tools do they use?
Slide2Think like a Historian, Lookfor: • bias • evidence • argument • sources • Context of the period the document was written
Slide3“Just the Facts”?• Historical facts by themselves are meaningless. • Historical facts are only important when we give them meaning.
Slide4Shannon Leggett 2008
Slide5TOK syllabus & History:4 strands I. Nature of History II. Methods of Gaining Knowledge III. History and Knowledge Claims IV. History and Values
Slide6Nature of History• What is the significance of Carlyle’s view that “The history of the world is but the biography of great men?’” • “Great man,” Socrates, Napoleon, Bismarck, Lincoln, Stalin, Mao, Hitler • Time magazine’s recent response in their “Person of the Year” issue
Slide7Nature of HistoryWho controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell
Slide8Shannon Leggett 2008
Slide9Methods of Gaining KnowledgeHow far can we speak with certainty about anything in the past?”
Slide10Methods of Gaining Knowledge“How does the context within which historians live affect historical knowledge?”
Slide11Shannon Leggett 2008
Slide12History and ValuesAre the lives of some groups of people more historically significant than the lives of others?
Slide13History and Values Should value-laden terms, such as hero or freedom, always be avoided?
Slide14History and ValuesCan history be used for propaganda? If so, how?” Shannon Leggett 2008
Slide15Shannon Leggett 2008
Slide16History and Knowledge ClaimsCan history provide a guide to understanding current affairs?