CA 408 Grantham University Research Methods Interpreting History Essay


Historical interpretation can be particularly difficult, because history never exists in a vacuum. Each event is part of a larger historical arc. In addition, historical events are interpreted differently by individual people. As a result, each event can be interpreted differently depending on context.

For this week’s forum, choose a moment in history that interests you. Using a reliable source, summarize the event in 3-5 sentences. Then propose how that event could be interpreted truthfully as a positive development in human history, or a negative event in human history. If we can honestly interpret it both ways, what does that mean about truth in historical research?