• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

This essay will set out to discuss what history is, why we study it, and how we know it's true.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Lauren Feuer SLS 240 Assignment B History can be defined in many ways. To a young student history is just the study of dates, names, and past events. To an Historian it is the study of the human past. ...read more.

Middle

History is all aspects of past human life. From social and cultural conditions as well as political and economical events. We study history to understand how people of other times acted and thought. I feel it is important to study the past so we understand how we came to our present and know what we want with our future. ...read more.

Conclusion

History helps us understand people, societies, and how the society we live in came to be. Historians use evidence of written documents, artifacts, and buildings to make accurate decisions of what is true or false. Understanding history can help us understand the present and it can help us understand things that happened around us everyday. It doesn't provide all the answers, but it can help us ask the right questions. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. A Guide to Standard Grade History: Essay Writing

    Here is a sample conclusion. In conclusion, I think that immigration had an negative impact on peoples lives in Scotland. Whilst some of the negatives stand out from the rest, the most negative impact would have to be the fact that immigrants were being deemed for taking up Scots' jobs, therefore creating a cultural void that still exists today.

  2. Submarines essay

    The submarine set off again under tow. The weather then broke from bad to extremely bad. The submarine's cord had snapped and the submarine was lost in the bottom of the river and their efforts to find her were unsuccessful. The submarine was undiscovered for more than a century.

  1. Out of This Furnace Essay

    Mary, like the other Slovak women (Francka), offers to open a boarding house, which was very common at the time. Kracha tries to make a lot of money by purchasing some land on Halket Avenue when he hears that it could be bought by the railroad company for triple the price.

  2. 'It seems that history is to blame.' (Joyce, Ulysses) Discuss the representation of ...

    Ironically, O'Neill is the only character to address this contradiction, Which hand do I grasp? Either way I interfere with that slow sure tide of history... if the future historian had a choice of my alternatives, which would he prefer for his acceptable narrative?

  1. Haber Essay

    There are many moral ethics that comes with being a scientist, especially one that has the ability to create a weapon that can mass murder thousands of people. Hypothetically speaking, if by chance a war is raged on between Iran and the US, both countries have the ability and the technology to decimate one another.

  2. 'To use history for recreation is to misuse it'. Discuss

    Although there are many possibilities for the public to access understandable and enjoyable history, for the purposes of this essay it is intended to focus on history told through the media; such as television documentaries and re creations and museums.

  1. This essay will be based on my, impressions of the play, 'Cleaning Up'

    When another side, the 'West' was introduced, it added another dimension to the play. Up until that point we had been viewing life on the 'East' side of the world. This gave the audience a chance to see what was different on the side of the world that was not dominated and controlled by the Meebus Cooperation.

  2. What is the purpose of the study of history?

    The subject was not forced to give the shock. The only encouragement was from the manager, saying two key phrases 1) You will not get in to trouble or get the blame for this, and 2) he deserves it. Just by these being said by a person of authority made

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work