What you’ll learn to do: create historical arguments and learn to identify and anticipate counter-arguments
When studying history, it is important to maintain perspective, but it is also important to develop arguments that reflect careful deliberation and consideration of the facts. History is largely about the interpretation of evidence since it is impossible to actually know how and what people thought in the past. Primary sources are our best option for examining historical opinions, trends, or events, and developing positions and arguments that demonstrate differing viewpoints, interpretations, and perspectives. This Historical Hack section will help you learn to develop valid, coherent historical arguments and defend those arguments using reliable evidence and diverse viewpoints.