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.

Listen and Draw

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.