004 - Historical Evidence

What is evidence? Where do we get evidence from?

Key Terminology

Using the laptops or a dictionary define the key words above using a paragraph and a diagram.


  • While watching the clip below write down a  definition of primary and secondary sources.
  • Discuss the idea of bias and how it can misinform us of what happened in the past.

What is History?

Listen and Draw

Little Mermaid - The Sunken Ship

The year is 4022 and Howard Carson, an amateur archeologist, falls into an abandoned excavation site. He finds himself at the bottom of a shaft and finds a 'Do not disturb' sign attached to an archaic doorknob. Using the book 'Motel of the Mysteries' by David Macaulay (1979) listen to what Howard Carson believes he has found. 
  • Draw a picture of what you believe Howard has found from the description given.