Exploring the Past – Junior Cert History Terms

Junior CertificateHistory

Historian – Someone who studies and writes about the past

Primary Source – Source written or made at the time an event took place

Secondary Source – Source written or made by someone who was not a witness to the event

Artefact – A man made object

Carbon dating – A method used to date objects

Propaganda – Information used to promote the ideas of a particular organisation

Memoirs – A written account of personal experiences

Census – A survey of the population of a country

Excavation – Digging

Archive – A place where documents from the past are stored

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