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Fact Checking History

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Fact Checking History Video

There are a lot of claims about historical events, how can you tell which ones are accurate and which ones aren't?

How to Fact Check History

The video below from the New York Times Retro Report series goes into more detail on how to check historical facts.

Retro Report's fact-checker explains how he verifies information. See what kind of claims are capable of being fact-checked, and why some sources are more reliable than others. Lesson plan for educators: