Reading and Thinking Like a Historian

Kids might know how to walk like an Egyptian but in this lesson they will learn how to read primary source documents like a historian developing critical thinking and research skills.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the same approach with subsequent lessons that include primary source materials
Classroom Considerations

  • The extensive teacher commentary is designed to introduce kids to the multiple readings approach, to explain why the approach is effective, and to encourage learners to adopt this method with primary source documents
Pros

  • The 15-page packet includes accommodations and scaffolding suggestions for all levels of learners, assessments, a reference list, as well as scripted plans, images, graphic organizers, and primary source documents
Cons

  • The reproduction of the newspaper article is difficult to read
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Graphic Organizer