Historical Questions

Quick post from our institute to share two lists of participant contributions collected yesterday and today using polleverywhere:

Questions Related to the Content/ Components of Historical Thinking

What makes a question a good historical question

These were done on the spot and I know that the group would have come up with more given more time.  I know two that I’d add to the second list are:

  1. that the question is fundamental to understanding the historical period or theme and
  2. that the question is (at least to some extent) answerable based on available sources.

What would you add?


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