We are behind. But that said, I think everyone enjoyed yesterday's trivia quiz and, hopefully, you realized that there is a lot of VERY interesting aspects to the study of Canadian History.
Today we are going to tackle the question "What is History?" I have included a humourous look of some of the typical answers I have received from students over my career. Any of these ring true with you?
We are going to develop a definition of history, discuss causation, delve into bias, and look at the role of the historian. You will be expected to take notes. We are going to spend one day on historiography. I, on the other hand, had to take an entire univeristy course on the subject. Consider yourself lucky! :)
Most of the day (and maybe some of Monday) will be spent discussing historiographical concepts, so please take notes and file them in the appropriate folder in your digital binder.
This will be the on-line binder for the CHC2DI class.