Reading Like a Historian

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by ariedell
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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Reading Like a Historian

Read Like a Historian!

Time Line

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

Do you find the same information in all sources?Are there different accounts of the story?Where else can I find information about this?Is the text biased?

History is the study of the past.Studying history helps us understand society.History can inspire us to change the world.History helps us understand change.

Figure out who wrote what you are reading.When did the author write this?Why did the author write this?Is the author's point of view in the text?

Look at the claims the author makes.Analyze the evidence the author gives.Think about the information the author may have left out.How does the text make you feel?

You are a historical investigator

What was happening in the world at the same time?What would it feel like to be alive during this time?How is the world back then different and similar to the world today?

Sourcing

Contextualizing

Corroboration

Close Reading

What is History?


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