Lunchroom Fight

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How can there be three different accounts of an event if no one is lying? That's the central question class members are asked to ponder as they consider conflicting reports given to the principal of a lunchroom fight. A great introduction to the factors to consider when reading primary source documents.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the idea of the importance of perspective with the "The Blind Men and the Elephant"
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a series of 11 resources designed to engage students in historical inquiry
  • The series teaches readers to use sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading of primary source documents to gather evidence to support historical claims

 

Pros

  • Class members learn to read like a historian, i.e., question primary source documents, considering biases, perspectives, and point of view
Cons

  • None