What is History?
The present is now.
The past is what happened at an earlier time.
The future is time that has not yet happened.
A timeline is a line that shows time and the order in which events happened.
Prehistory and History
Prehistory is the time beofre the invention of writing.
History is the time after the invention of writing.
History can be divided into three parts:
Ancient Mediaeval Modern
Primary Historical Sources are documents or objects from a particular part of history. These can be:
Diaries, newspapers, letters etc.
Buildings, weapons, clothing etc.
Songs, poetry, paintings etc.
Secondary Historical Sources are based on primary sources. These can be:
Books, articles, biographies etc.
The History of Transport
The oldest wheel discovered is over 5000 years old.
The first boats were used in Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.
Hot Air Balloons
Hot air balloons were invented by the Montgolfier brothers.
The steamboat was invented by Jophn Fitch.
The bicycle was invented by Baron von Drais.
The car was invented by Karl Benz.
The aeroplane was invented by Wilbur and Orville Wright.