Today we begin our study of historical thinking skills based on the work of Sam Wineburg and the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). We will focus on three key skills – Sourcing, Contextualizing and Corroborating. See historical thinking chart (pdf at SHEG).
Three student teams will present their jigsaw lessons on specific skills:
- Sourcing – Taran and Paxton
- Contextualizing – Nancy and Kelly
- Corroborating- James and David
Each student will design a lesson using one or more historical thinking skills. They are free to use hard copy delivery or a digital format. The lesson should be posted in accessible form in a blog post.
Students should be prepared to “teach” their lesson with peers taking the role of students. (E.g. Introduce their lesson as they might to their class).
Lesson / Post should include:
- One or more historic documents. Could be text, image, video.
- Source information and URLs for all documents used.
- Introduction and background as needed.
- Instructional goal that indicates one (or more) of the historic skills to be studied – Sourcing, Contextualization, Corroborating.
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