Here is a great piece from teachinghistory about thinking historically — it even comes with a video! Here is a small piece. . .
Watch this introductory video (or download the transcript) for an overview of ways of thinking inherent in knowing and doing history. Historical thinking is complex and multi-faceted; we focus on five key aspects particularly relevant to the K-12 classroom. These are:
- Multiple Accounts & Perspectives
- Analysis of Primary Sources
- Claim-evidence Connection
What resources are available to help with understanding these facets and teaching them to students of all ages? Below are a few of our favorite such resources at Teachinghistory.org.
Check out the rest of the piece here!