What Is History?

Five important tenets of any social studies class are available for young historians with a poster that defines history as an account of the past. It encourages learners to question reliability of an author's perspective, as well as to resist relying on one piece of evidence for support.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print and use as a poster in your history classroom
  • Use as a slide in a lecture or presentation about historical perspectives and questioning reliability
Classroom Considerations

  • Text is large, with colorful borders; consider printing in black-and-white unless you're using it as a large poster
Pros

  • Promotes critical thinking in a history class, as well as a language arts class with a historical focus
Cons

  • None