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Think Like a Historian

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Jenn Hatch Knight

on 11 March 2014

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Transcript of Think Like a Historian

The raw materials of history
Library of Congress - www.loc.gov/teachers

Text Complexity
Alignment to the Common Core
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Engage Students
Teaching with Primary Sources:
Promote Student Inquiry
Critical Thinking & Analysis
Text Comparison

Informational Text
Stripling Model of Inquiry:

-Determine evidence to support conclusions
-Identify questions for further investigation
-Today in History
-Featured Webcasts
-Jigsaw Maps
-Teacher Mystery
-Timeline Builders
-What Makes You Say That?
-Sticky Thinking
-What's That Sound?
-Book Bags
-Primary Source Me
-Quotation Nation
-Primary Source Set of the Month
-Connect to prior knowledge

-Closely observe

-Notice key details - site evidence

-Create a personal response

...requires students to analyze details, synthesize ideas, construct content knowledge and question prior knowledge for a deeper understanding

Teacher Resource:
LOC Primary Source Sets

Speculate about the source, creator, context
Build content knowledge through exploration
Compare & Contrast Primary and Secondary Sources
Think Like a Historian
Primary Sources in the Classroom
Primary Source Analysis Tool:

Observe - I See
Reflect - I Think
Questions - I Wonder

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