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Course 5017

Think Like an Historian! Teaching Historical Investigations in Social Studies

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Reflect on assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, specific to the use of historical thinking techniques in the classroom.
  • Develop instructional plans that engage students in historical investigations and improve their critical thinking skills.
  • Incorporate textual analysis and evidence-based arguments into classroom instruction through the use of primary and secondary sources.
  • Design relevant assessments that encourage students to think critically about the past and develop their own interpretations of historical events.
  • Promote positive group work habits to maintain classroom management and support student learning.
  • Create an action plan based on the use of historical thinking skills to overcome challenges and meet instructional goals.


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