I. Learning Challenge: After watching each section, complete the corresponding personal response, applying the Historical Thinking concept to your own life. Be prepare to discuss your answers and learning in the last half of class.

1. Historical Significance

This video introduces the factors that determine what and who from the past should be remembered, researched, taught and learned (7:14 minutes)

2. Evidence and Interpretation

This video introduces the validation, interpretation and use of primary and secondary sources of historical information in the construction of historical accounts and arguments (6:55 minutes)

3. Continuity and Change

This video explains how lives and conditions are alike over periods of time and how they changed for people and societies that came before and after (6:19 minutes)

4. Cause and Consequence

This video considers who or what influenced history and what were the repercussions of these changes (6:20 minutes)

5. Historical Perspective

This video discusses the viewing of the past through the social, intellectual, emotional and ethical lenses of the time (5:53 minutes)

6. Ethical Judgement

This video explores assessing the past and the implications of past actions in light of past and present norms about the appropriate treatment of others (6:53 minutes)

II. Homework / Written Assignment:

Please respond to the following prompt in a fully-developed PQS / PEE paragraph on your blog.

Q: Which historical thinking skill do you believe is the most important to consider for a vibrant and challenging Social Studies experience this term? Why?

Due Date: Tomorrow


All videos and summaries from The Critical Thinking Consortium