Now that I have learned more about history and actually done history my views on what it is and how it is done have changed and these are my thought:
History is a topic about the past, there are many different aspects to it but it is focused on what happened, who made it happen and why it happened. History focuses on events that took place that were key in why we do what we do today, for example why we make the decisions we make today and why we don’t choose to do something. This is all based of facts of what people took place in. We do History by thinking historically, this is by studying sources and understanding what other have viewed from the past. You also want to know if what you are studying is credible and also be able to state your opinion when it is necessary. To state your opinion, you want to make sure you have the right facts and you also want to be able to back up what you are saying. With this you will be able to fully engage in studying/ doing history. There are many things to study and understand about the past but with this class we just focused on Canadian history which also has many topics to cover that are important to understand why Canada is the way it is today. So when you apply all that you have learned and also state your opinion when it is necessary by backing up what you say with the right sources, this will be considered doing history and history is a key aspect to understanding change which is important to know because everything is always changing. History is not just a text and facts, it is more, it is also reliving and exploring what happened making it so you can fully understand events to the max with also being able to state how you feel it happend.
I have learned a lot about Canadian history and found out that there is much more to it than just a text book.
Class discussions, movies and so much more has made it easier for me to understand events, such as New France and Fille Du Rois, Chilcotin war, as well as the gold rush and so much more.
I feel that history is so important to learn because it tells us about what happened , why our world is today. It explains change to us and helps us understand why we make the decisions we do. I feel that I can take A lot away from this today and so can many others.
I will now pass on the knowledge I know from this class, when i am a teacher as I feel it is important for others to learn about Canadian history as well.
This is where I found my opinion comes in, where I decided what is most important, which was done in the Research project. I found out that what you think about what you read is important and you want to be able to look at as many documents as you can to get all the right facts. You also want to make sure that the historical documents that you are reading are reliable, some documents may not always be true. When you read through documents you want to be able to pick out the ones that support what you are stating, making it so your argument is strong. With doing this it makes it so what you are saying is credible and it gets the reader’s attention making them want to hear more of what you have to say, which is what I did in the project.
I Found my resources by looking up what topic I wanted to review. With the help of the library I found a primary source and some secondary sources. Thankfully they all answer what I wanted to have answered, the questions I had prepared for my paper are what laid out the structure of what I wanted to write about. The questions were about the relationships of the European men and First Nations women. They are all stated in my project, and all answered in it as well.
Here is the link to my project, it will give you a view on relationships with European men and First Nations women in the fur trade.
Cooper, Afua. “Acts of resistance: Black Men and Women Engages Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-1803.” Ontario History (n.d.), 9-13. http://moodle.tru.ca/pluginfile.php/401734/mod_resource/content/1/Acts_of_resistance__Black_men_.pdf.
“Enslaved Africans in Upper Canada.” Welcome to the Archives of Ontario / Bienvenue Aux Archives Publiques De L’Ontario. Accessed December 9, 2016. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/slavery/index.aspx.
Griffiths, Namoi. “Acadian Identity: The Creation and Re-creation of Community.” Acadiensis35, no. 1 (Fall 2005).
Hebert, Tim. “History of the Acadians.” Acadian Cajun Genealogy and History. Last modified 1997. http://www.acadian-cajun.com/hisacad1.htm.
Holly, Donald. “A historiography of an ahistoricity: on the beothuk indians.” History and Anthropology 14, no. 2 (2003), 127-140. doi:10.1080/0275720032000107383.
Leduc, Adrienne. “A Fille Du Roi’s Passage.” Beaver 81, no. 1 (February/March 2001), 20.
Noel, Janet. “”Nagging Wife” Revisited: Women and the Fur Trade in New France.” French Colonial History 7, no. 1 (2006), 45-60. doi:10.1353/fch.2006.0009.
Pastore, R. “The Collapse of the Beothuk World.” Acadiensis 19, no. 1 (January 1989), 52-71.
On the first day of class I stated what I thought history was and how to do it (this is my first post on this page). But since then I have learned so much about what history is, and what helped me realize what it was, was the reading logs we did in class. I now know that history is more than a textbook that you go over and look at dates and dates of events that happened. I also now know that history is dates and much more, like stories and pictures and events that happened before but it is also how people feel about it today. With people’s opinions today depends on what we learn and get to hear about in classes, but we can also decide what we want to look into. I also know that you should restate what you think you have learned in order to actually understand what you have just read.
I have done this in some reading logs, here is a link to my reading logs each one has a reference to what article I read to go with them.
History is the study of past events and is mainly focused on human events. You do history by studying it and analyzing it through films and written work. You want to make sure that when studying it that it is reliable and make sure it all makes sense. This will then show us how we got to where we are today.
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