Sunday, May 15, 2011

What is Historical Thinking?

Watch this introductory video for an overview of ways of thinking inherent in knowing and doing history. Historical thinking is complex and multi-faceted; we focus on five key aspects particularly relevant to the K-12 classroom. These are:
  • Multiple Accounts & Perspectives
  • Analysis of Primary Sources
  • Sourcing
  • Context
  • Claim-evidence Connection
What resources are available to help with understanding these facets and teaching them to students of all ages? Below are a few of our favorite such resources at

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