History (General) Questions and Answers
Who said, "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it?"
Importance Of History
What are some examples of greed in the history of mankind?
What are the negative and positive effects of war?
What can be the values and limitations of a source?
How did people communicate back in the 1990s?
What is the importance of cultural artifacts?
What are the characteristics of an empire?
Name a person from today or the recent past who challenged society by asking uncomfortable questions. This relates to the way the Greeks felt about Socrates.
What are the positive and negative effects of empires?
Why is the past important? Think back over the events of your past. From that time to today is your history, and it is important. You learned, you made mistakes, and you grew. Discuss the importance of knowing your own personal history. Why is it important to study historical information of a country or a people? Why can't the past simply be ignored?
What questions do historians ask to help them understand the past?
In general, what are the causes and effects of war?
What role does archaeology play in the study of history? What are some important archaeological discoveries that have shaped contemporary understanding of the world?
Why dates are important in history?
Why is it important to have a code of written laws?
How Do Centuries Work
What role does history have in the development of a country?
Examples Of History Repeating Itself
What are the sources historians use to reconstruct the events of history or to research and critique history?
What are the effects of war on society?
What are some challenges historians face when studying the prehistoric era?
If you could go back in time. Where would you go? Why? What would you like to do? The longer the better.
How does geography influence the way we live?
What are "the orient" and "the occident"?
What is an example from history of how deviance encourages social change?
How did the rulers use their religion to legitimize their rule?
What were the impacts of the Renaissance on education?
How did people communicate overseas in the 1990s?
What is the difference between today's women and how things used to be? Not just the more freedom, but how have women of the past helped impact the way women are looked at today
Is it more important to study your own country's history or other historical traditions?
What role does technology play in the study of history?
Explain Why It Is Important To Know The History Of Science
Explain how history is a link between the past, the present, and the future.
How important is written language to the development of human civilizations in general? An Inscribed Oracle Bone and Chinese Characters (1600-1100 BCE) The inscriptions on the oracle bones have become very important historical evidence in the study of early Chinese civilization. The oracle bones, known in Chinese as jia gu wen, are either tortoise shells (jia) or ox shoulder blades (gu) with scripted texts (wen). The first oracle bone was discovered in 1889 in An Yang County, the capital of the Shang Dynasty (1,600-1,100 B.C.E.), and so far nearly 100,000 pieces have been unearthed.It is believed that the original function of the oracle bone scripts was for fortune telling. The scripted bones were thrown into fire, and the priests read the crack signs from the bones and told fortunes. The inscriptions on the oracle bones represent the earliest form of the Chinese written language. Unlike most of the languages in the world, the Chinese language has never evolved from its original pictographic and ideographic structure into alphabetic or syllabic form. It maintained its ancient flavor into contemporary times, due largely to China's long period of cultural isolation. The chart shows the evolution of early Chinese writing from pictogram to ideogram and to phonogram.
What is a good topic sentence (hook) for an essay about the similarities and differences between the 5 different major world religions? The 5 major world religions are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
What does "strategic importance of a place" mean?
invention of ball point pen as economic growth When considering the invention of the ball point pen as science and technology as the engine of economic growth and development, how does this help us to contextualize significant events, people, and intellectual developments and to identify the similarities among events by significant chronological, culture and geographic distances?
What were some differences between the Aztec Empire and the Roman Empire?
What is urban life like?
What topic is relevant to both the colonial era and the Age of Reason?
What makes a nation? What contributes to nationalism? What allows for individual identity?
State the relationship between economics and history.
Is War Ever Justified
What are some causes and effects of militarism?
What reasons are there for a nation to want to become unified?
What are some wars in history that are just and some that are unjust? Please state examples.
Are there any events in history where one or a few lives have been sacrificed for the many to achieve the "greater good"? I'm looking for evidence for my debate topic. It can be in any situation. It could be a example from war to mythology... as long as a few people died for many. Thank you!
What are the three main causes of war?
Compare travel on land to travel by water. How did they compare in terms of technology and the speed with which they traveled? What were the consequences, if any, to the technological advances regarding travel? What was the most comfortable way to travel? How did new methods of travel affect population movement in the United States?
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