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A copy of the Qur'an opened for reading.

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Students of history need to learn to think like Historians. Historians are faced with a challenge from the past, a problem in need of discussion or resolution. The historian knows that he must first consider what kind of information is needed to accurately discuss the issue. Historians work with essential questions surrounding an individual, a topic, or an event of the past. Next, the historian searches for primary sources which are then used to support arguments. It is important that she give specific examples and considers appropriate opportunities to integrate quoted material into the discussion/analysis. Historians carefully evaluate the sources they reference and they make sure that their citations are correct and thorough.