Education - Social studies resources (Secondary)
A guide to materials in the library and on the internet that would be useful to Alberta Social Studies teachers in Junior and Senior High Schools
Nature of historical thinking
- Historical significance: How do we decide what is important to learn aobut the past?
- Evidence: How do we know what we know about the past?
- Continuity and change: How can we make sense of the complex flows of history?
- Cause and consequence: Why do events happen, and what are their impacts?
- Historical perspective: How can we better understand the people of the past?
- The ethical dimension: How can history help us to live in the present?
from: The Big Six: Historical Thinking Concepts by Peter Seixas, pp.10-11
Historical Thinking Project: Promoting Critical Historical Literacy for the 21st Century - Although the funding has ceased for this project, directed by Professor Peter Seixas, this website continues to provide resources to help teachers teach historical thinking in their classrooms. Their Historical Thinking Concept Templates could be very useful classroom tools
Videos showing teaching with historical thinking concepts
Why use primary sources
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