3 QUESTION 1: Historical Sources and Historical Evidence: Historical evidence and historical sources are effectively two very similar aspects with regards to teaching History. One may ultimately note that historical evidence is vitally important in order to construct a picture of a past event or past events, whereas historical sources are different things that are from the past that tell us anything about that specific event. Even though these two aspects are differing in definition, they are necessary and go hand in hand with each other to allow one to understand an event better. When evidence of a specific event is used to answer questions about the event then it becomes a source. Source lately, are relatively easy to find, especially when one is looking to research or find answers on the recent past. Thus, it is easier to locate sources from events that occurred around a hundred years ago (World Wars) compared to locating sources from events that occurred hundreds of years ago (Ancient China, Middle Ages and The Renaissance). Below is a practical example of the difference between evidence and sources: This picture was painted during the times of the Bubonic Plague or Black Death 1348 to 1349. Here one can assume that this was used to portray what this time was like and that it was a time of tragedy, unrest and death. This would be classified as evidence from this historical event. Hitler claimed that the country is in grave danger and convinced President Hindenburg to grant him emergency power to deal with communist threat. This act required the Reichstag’s agreement. Hitler then used his SS and SA to pressure the Reichstag to agree with the act. Hitler was then granted the enabling Act which gave him a lot of power. Hitler used his power to ban all opposition parties. Thus, Germany became a police state and people lost much independence. Hitler became the most powerful person in Germany. Above one can see a written source from World War II whereby an educator could pose questions to a class about this evidence, therefore making it a source.