Contextualization

Part of a series of posters designed to be used with a unit fostering the skills needed to read like a historian, this template models the questions researchers need to ask to contextualize a primary source document.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Enlarge, laminate, and display the poster during the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The 10th in a series of 11 resources that help kids develop skills in sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and the close reading of primary source documents to gather evidence to support historical claims
  • A link to an overview of the sequence and a rationale for the approach is provided below
Pros

  • The image may be projected or enlarged and posted
Cons

  • None