Unit 1: Redefining World Society and Culture
Lesson A: Thinking Like a Historian
Learning to think like a historian helps students develop skills for understanding both the past and the present. In this lesson, students learn some of the historical thinking skills that they will use throughout this course. These skills will also help students navigate the information highway and become well-informed global citizens.
- Why is it important to learn to think like a historian?
- How can I use historical thinking to understand the world in which I live?
- Describe the reasons to study history and the importance of keeping an active, inquiring, multi-perspective attitude.
- Historical Thinking Skills Graphic Organizer (doc)
- Historical Thinking Skills — Freedom of Expression (doc)
Chart of Activities
|Activities to Complete||Estimated Time|
|Opening: Studying History||
|Activity 1: Why Study History?||
|Activity 2: Using Historical Thinking Skills to Analyze Modern Issues||
|Activity 3: Using Historical Thinking Skills to Analyze Global Rights||
|Review and Assessment||
Lesson Completion Time
The total estimated time to complete this lesson is 95 minutes.