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Historical Thinking Skill of Corroboration

Historical Thinking Skill of Corroboration

When is one just not enough? When a historian is trying to determine the accuracy of a source, there must be evidence to back up the source's account. This is called corroboration, and no account can be trusted without it.

Follow along as the History Detective determines the accuracy of an account of child labor during the Industrial Revolution. Can we corroborate his account with others, or will the investigation lead us down a different path? Complete the worksheet to help analyze the documents!