A historian is a person that has studied history immensely. Usually focusing on a certain period, place, social, cultural, aspect of history. History being such a general word in my opinion I think it would be nearly impossible to study every part in full detail. By being a historian you have to research a lot of articles, witnesses, and many other things to develop a set of good information. It is really hard for a historian to gather information from something really old. Historians have to rely on other sources to get information. During this unit on historians I have briefly looked at a variety off different aspects of history. Theses include: political history, diplomatic history, social history, cultural history, economic history, and intellectual history.
In class we were to act like historians and research 3 generations of our family. 1 being a grandparents, 2 being a parent, and 3 being yourself. We created a questionare, the questions had to be helpful to describe what the daily life of a 13-14 year old in there generation would do. The challenges were putting everything together in the end result. Seeing how best I could put together my project. It took quite a while, trying 3 different software till finding the best. By doing this project I was trying to communicate to people that our daily lives have changed so much compared to our parents and grandparents. Even the gap between our parents and grandparents have shown great improvement in technology, education, and more.
With all this new technology that we have been introduced to in the 21st century it makes history a lot easy to research and to be remembered. Most likely if you wanted to find something you would just search it on the internet. It makes it easier to access the past and find information. History is constantly being created and history is constantly changing. After this unit I wasn’t even doing half of what a historian does, but I found it quite a challenge.
Here is my presentation: