Today's lesson is to consider the challenge we face to understand history that we did not witness.
We will practice using the tools of a historian and to think like a historian to gather as much evidence as possible to draw conclusions about past events--as this can help us make decisions about the present and the future. We will use a fictitious scenario of a fight that occured in a school lunch room. How do we know what really happened if we weren't there to witness it?
What does it mean to think like a historian?
Look at the top 2 strands of the World History Explanatory Rubric (as shown above)
To think and write like a historian, you need to state what you believe to be true based on evidence. This is a pre-assessment of your ability to write a claim statement, provide reasons and supporting evidence (CRE). This assignment should take approx. 20-30 minutes.
There is a document in your World History (WH) Drop folder. Complete this homework task within that document. We will go over this next time in class (A Blocks: Aug. 22; B Blocks: Aug. 23)
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