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Thursday, October 5

  1. page Sources edited ... What is historical thinking? What is Critical Thinking? Fossils videos Sources How do we…
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    How do we learn about History? We learn about history through sources. A historical source basically tells us something about a particular historical event. Your textbook is a source about ancient history. It was compiled by a number of historians. To write the textbook those historians consulted other sources. And of course those "other sources" were compiled by historians from still other sources. We can take this "other sources" idea all the way back in history an ancient Greek called Herodotus who lived in the fifth century BCE (c. 484 - 425). Herodotus is known as the "father of history". Herodotus wrote Histories, which in the original Greek could be interpreted as, researches or inquiry. Histories concerns the Greco-Persian Wars, in which the Greek city-states fought against the Persian Empire. But in large measure Histories contrasts the two cultures of Greece and Persia and the geography where they are located. Herodotus researched his writing by traveling throughout the Mediterranean area in search of sources for his writing. Another ancient Greek named Thucydides also made a great contribution to the methods of recording history. Thucydides, who lived from c. 460 - 395 B.C., Those methods Writing about history is very much like history itself, people build upon what other people have accomplished before them.
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  2. page Sources edited Thinking Like a Historian What is historical thinking?

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Saturday, August 5

  1. page Creative History edited History is rewritten through the creative process and imaginative mind. This video was made by …

    History is rewritten through the creative process and imaginative mind.
    This video was made by two students, Chloe M and Margo G, just for fun.
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  2. page Harvard Museum of Natural History edited Explorer students will visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History. == == The primary purp…

    Explorer students will visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
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    The primary purpose is to visit the Human Origins Lab and learn about our early human ancestors and relatives. Students will have an opportunity to examine replica skulls of early hominid fossils, one example being the hip bone of Lucy one of the most famous fossil finds in paleoanthropology. Students also had the opportunity to measure the brain capacity of different human ancestors and examine tools used by these ancestors. They also had a chance to tour the rest of the museum seeing exhibits from the Great Mammal Hall; to the Earth and Planetary Sciences room with its displays of minerals and gemstones; to the exhibit of Arthropods, where you can see some of the biggest and creepiest "bugs" in the world.
    We will go on the field trip around mid October and students will have the opportunity to post their pictures taken at the museum on this page. Below is a video of our trip two years ago. I also posted a picture to start the year off.
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    We will go on the field trip around mid October and students will have the opportunity to post their pictures taken at the museum on this page. Below is a video of our trip two years ago. I also posted a picture to start the year off.
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  4. page Harvard Museum of Natural History edited Explorer students visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History in November. The primary purpose …

    Explorer students visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History in November. The primary purpose was to visit the Human Origins Lab and learn about our early human ancestors and relatives. Students had an opportunity to examine replica skulls of early hominid fossils, one example being the hip bone of Lucy one of the most famous fossil finds in paleoanthropology. Students also had the opportunity to measure the brain capacity of different human ancestors and examine tools used by these ancestors. They also had a chance to tour the rest of the museum seeing exhibits from the Great Mammal Hall; to the Earth and Planetary Sciences room with its displays of minerals and gemstones; to the exhibit of Arthropods, where you can see some of the biggest and creepiest "bugs" in the world.
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    this page. Below is a video of our trip two years ago. I also posted a picture to start the year off.
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  6. page The Big Ideas edited ... 10 Big Ideas So your question might be . . . Big Idea #1 # 1You are living history Everyon…
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    Stable Food Supply Specialization of Labor System of Government Social Classes - Social Levels - Social Hierarchy Culture - Writing, Architecture, Laws, Religion
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Thursday, July 27

  1. page Timelines edited ... References Timelines for Ancient Civilizations - http://www.ducksters.com/ Kennedy Assassin…
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    Timelines for Ancient Civilizations - http://www.ducksters.com/
    Kennedy Assassination - http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/examples/jfk/jfk.html
    Classical Civilization Timeline - http://www.rff.com/timeline_greece.htm
    Timeline Chart of Ancient Civilizations - http://www.essential-humanities.net/world-history/timeline-of-world-history/
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  2. page Timelines edited Timelines ... President Kennedy's assasination. assassination, Timelines can You use timel…

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    You use timelines all the time, probably without realyzing it. That channel on your TV that tells you what is on and when is a kind of timeline. Your agenda for school could be considered a timeline, especially if you fill in the dates when assignments are due, when there are half days, or write in events such as field trips. So I guess timelines can not only tell us about the past, but also about the future.
    Here are different examples of timelines.
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