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ACTIVITY: What Do You Know? What Do You Ask?


Historians study very different kinds of evidence from that studied by geologists or chemists, and their questions about evidence can be very different as well. Historical evidence poses some new but very interesting interdisciplinary challenges. In this activity, you’ll decide what kinds of questions scholars from different disciplines might ask about a piece of evidence that is clearly chosen from the discipline of history.


Choose one of the following events, objects, or places to study from the list below.
  • Mohenjo Daro, Indus River Valley
  • Pompeii/Vesuvius
  • Mayan Calendar
  • Lost settlements of the Amazon
Download and complete the worksheet for your chosen topic.

For Further Discussion

Share a summary of your team and how they would study this topic in the Questions Area below. Then read what others have posted and ask one person why they chose that particular team.

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