A person can speak meaningfully about a historical fact. They can tell someone about a event that happened in history. It can make sense if the person speaking about a point and time in history if they know all or most of the facts about it. Someone can speak with certainty about anything in the past if they know the actual facts and understands what actually took place during that point and time. This person would have to learn the information before using it.
They can either get their information through primary source documents or secondary source documents. It is best that the person gets the information from a primary source document because the information s factual and came from that point and time in history. We don’t really know whether the historical information is a fact, especially ancient history. 2. In today’s society, people rely on the internet to gain knowledge and study history. This method is mostly used by the people of today because it is easier and can be done in your own home.Order now
This effects the study of history because there can be false information on the internet; a person surfing the internet would not know which information is reliable or not. We don’t really know whether the information is true or false if we have not studied the information before. For example, anyone can put information onto the internet. Websites , like Wikipedia, give access to internet users to change the information on the website. Now having the internet as a source means that fewer people would use encyclopedias or the library; they would not choose books with factual information over the internet.
Now we do not observe the past directly because we were not there to witness what actually happened in that time in history. We won’t be able to observe the past directly because we cannnot go back in time to witness the factual information in history. 3. In the following claim, it says that we cannot write ancient history because we do not have enough information and we cannot write modern history because we have too much information. This claim is saying that we were not there to witness what actually happened in ancient times.
One way we can get the information that was passed down from generation to generation. This information is unreliable because word passed by mouth over time can be changed to make the passed seem different. It also is saying that we cannot write modern history because we have too much information and most of the information is not needed. There is so much useful information that is out there, but someone needs to determine which information is needed.
We don’t know who picks and chooses which information is reliable. We cannot distinguish which information is necessary to write about modern history. 4. I think that the ability to analyze evidence scientifically is most important attribute of the historians. Show preview only The above preview is unformatted text This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge section.