Make Your Case!

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To develop corroboration and sourcing skills, young historians assume the role of a principal and compare testimonies to see where accounts of a lunchroom fight agree and disagree.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals assume the role of the various characters in the scenarios and present their testimonies to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth in a series of 11 sequenced lessons that ask young historians to use sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading of primary source documents to gather evidence to support historical claims
  •  A link to an overview of the sequencing and a rationale for the approach is provided below
  • The two scenarios, one of a lunchroom fight and one of locker room vandalism, are sure to engage class members
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