Social Studies Teach TCI
Which of these topics is included in the “Western heritage” model of world history?
ancient Greek democracy
he “big picture” view of world history emphasizes
connections and patterns across cultures.
What should a historian first do when trying to answer a historical question?
Which of the following is an example of a document?
Which of these is a primary source about the American Civil War?
a photograph of a Civil War military camp
How should a historian handle a source which may be biased?
be aware of the bias
In a newspaper article about an election campaign, which of these would be a sign of bias?
The reporter clearly wants one side to win.
Placing events in chronological order often helps historians
see patterns over time.
The process of dividing history into periods of time is called
What is a disadvantage of dividing world history into three parts: ancient, medieval, and modern?
It does not match the major turning points in regions outside Europe.
Suppose you have been studying trade patterns in China in the 1400s. How might you change your spatial frame?
compare trade in China with trade in Europe during the same century
Which of these is an important habit of mind for historians?
looking for connections over time and space
If you come across a cultural practice you disagree with while studying history, you should
examine the historical context.
Two broad themes of history are continuity and change. Continuity refers to the ways that
things stayed the same over time.
The spread of Buddhism from India to China and later Japan is an example of
Which of these revolutions falls under the theme of political structures?
the French Revolution
Which of the following events illustrate the theme of economic structures?
all of the above
Why do historians study social structures in different times and places?
to find out how people and families lived
What is kinship?
family relationship by birth, marriage, or adoption
When examining human-environment interaction, which question about 14th century England would a historian be most likely to ask?
How did changes in the global climate affect English agriculture?