February 27, 2017

Homework Help: History

Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 1:03am.

At my school there is this History Day Project and I'm doing it on Atlantis, but I need some help with the
conclusion and significance in hisory and Analysis/Critical thinking.

Analysis/Critical Thinking- While primary sources are the core to any historical research, analysis and critical thinking are the nucleas of interpretation. Anaysis refers to looking at each source or piece of evidence, asking and determining what it means. Critical thinking is using logic. When researching a topic, be sure to compare and contrast and identify the pros and cons of the topic. Asking questions and comparing and contrasting are means for the analysis and critical thinking of the entry topic. Statistics are often used in analysis.

Significance in History- Part of the judging criteria for History Day entries is determining the significance in history. Students should ask why is the topic siginificance in history. Successful entries include topics that are significant to society and humanity today and to our future.

Conclusion- Each enttry must present a conclusion based on the research of the factual evidences. A conclusion is not viewed as right or wrong, but should be based on fact. The conclusion must answer, confirm, or deny the original thesis statement. the conclusion must reflect the impact of the topic today.

thesis: Atlantis is described in Plato’s two Dialogues that explain what the people were like and what was the story behind it. Also, there are other records that describe Atlantis and have the story behind Atlantis.

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