Historical Attitude Assessment

Directions: Read each statement carefully and answer as honestly as you can. You can circle any number between 1 and 6.

Please use the following scale to respond to the following statements:

Scale: (1) Definitely False (DF) (2) False (F) (3) More False than True (MFT) (4) More True than False (MTF) (5) True (T) (6) Definitely True (DT)

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  1. It is important to know what happened in the past in order to understand today’s problems or conflicts.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Many of today’s conflicts started in the past.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Learning about the past does not make a difference today.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Getting a good grade in history/social studies is important.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I find history/social studies interesting.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History/social studies is a worthwhile subject to study in school*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I will work just as hard to complete a history/social studies assignment as I would an assignment for another class.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Most of what I learn in history/social studies is interesting.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. It is not important to learn about the past.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. There is too much writing in history/social studies.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. There is too much reading in history/social studies classes.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History/social studies assignments are difficult to understand.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I have trouble understanding anything that is history/social studies related.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I find history/social studies concepts difficult to understand.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I never do well on tests that involve history/social studies.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I have never been very excited about taking history/social studies classes.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Assignments in history/social studies are easy for me to understand.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I find history/social studies textbooks difficult to understand.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I find history/social studies textbooks boring.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I would have behaved differently than some of the people I have learned about in history/social studies.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Most historical events (like wars) have more than one cause.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. What happened in the past has nothing to do with what is happening today.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Most of what I learned about history is by watching movies like The Patriot or Glory.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. It is hard to understand primary sources.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History is written using primary sources. *
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History is memorizing a bunch of names, facts and dates.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. It is hard to be interested in learning about the past. *
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History is not an important subject to study in the way that English, science and math are.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Learning about the present is more important than learning about the past.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Learning about the past has no practical application in the real world.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I have a hard time understanding history/social studies lectures.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History/social studies is an easy subject to understand.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. There is too much information to learn in history/social studies*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. It is difficult to understand why some past events happened.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. History/social studies involves too many points of view.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I have always gotten good grades in history/social studies.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. It is hard to imagine what life was like for people who lived 100 or more years ago.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Watching movies about historical events helps me understand the event better.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. I find history/social studies lectures boring. *
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Watching historical documentaries (videos) about an historical event helps me understand it better.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Reading additional material not found in the textbook helps me understand history/social studies better.*
     
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    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Reading stories about the past is better than reading a textbook about the past.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Taking notes from a lecture helps me understand history/social studies better.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. People in the past behave the same way people behave today.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true


  1. Discussing an historical event in class helps me understand it better.*
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6  
    definitely false  definitely true





John Adams
Cleveland, OH