Historical Research

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Research and Evidence

Where do historical facts come from?

History is a study of the past.

We learn about the past by examining evidence that has survived from that time, asking questions about it and recording our ideas.

What is evidence?

There are different types of evidence.

Oral Evidence e.g. interviews with people,

Written evidence e.g. documents, newspapers, letters, books.

Pictorial evidence e.g. drawings, photographs, objects e.g. furniture, pottery.

Objects provide evidence as to how life was like at the time e.g. buildings, furniture, pottery.