Interpretation – What is It, and Why is It Important?

Module 2 Overview

Welcome to Module 2, Interpretation – What is It, and Why is It Important? As stated previously, the study of history is more than memorizing facts. History is the story of people, and people are complicated. This complexity requires a strong analysis of evidence, reasoning, determination of context, and evaluation of views found in primary and secondary sources. It’s at these intersections where interpretation comes into play. In this module, you will review this concepts and reflect on what you learned.


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