Subject Study Tip Series

Ancient History is the aggregate of past events from the beginning of recorded human history and extending as far as the Early Middle Ages or the Postclassical Era. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC.

That’s a lot of history to remember without the right study tips. Luckily, we have you covered!

Subject Study Tips for Ancient History – (2 of 11 in the Series)


Ancient History is a social science

  • Other forms of social sciences are Philosophy, Politics, and Human Relations
  • Studying Ancient History should be similar to studying any of the social sciences
  • Reading is one of the best ways to accumulate information about historical events


Facts and concepts can be obtained from historical information

  • Reading historical literature will provide you with factorial information about events
  • This reading will be biased by the thoughts and feelings of the writer
  • Think about where the information is coming from to help you decipher the situation


Discuss Ancient History with family and friends

  • The best way to remember what you learnt in class is to talk about it later that day
  • Discussing historical events at the dinner table, or driving to/from school is ideal study
  • You may discuss facts, but also pose thoughts on the implications of events


In Summary

  • The more you read the more information you will obtain
  • Talking and discussing this information will not only help you to remember it, it will help you to consider concepts, ramifications, and implications that are related to that event or period

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