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Historical Thinking Workshop OISE Sept. 25, 2014. Risa Gluskin York Mills C.I. TDSB Gluskin.ca. Basic Principles of Historical Thinking. history ≠ the past we do not need to turn students into historians, but rather, to help them understand how history is constructed

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Historical thinking workshop oise sept 25 2014

Historical Thinking WorkshopOISE Sept. 25, 2014

RisaGluskin

York Mills C.I.

TDSB

Gluskin.ca


Basic principles of historical thinking
Basic Principles of Historical Thinking

  • history ≠ the past

  • we do not need to turn students into historians, but rather, to help them understand how history is constructed

  • our interpretation of evidence, and what we

  • leave out, changes the history we tell


The historical thinking concepts
The Historical Thinking Concepts

  • Historical Significance

  • Cause and Consequence

  • Continuity and Change

  • Historical Perspectives

  • Use of Primary Source Evidence

  • Ethical Dimensions of History

Overall Expectations

Inquiry Strand


Teaching concepts explicitly
Teaching Concepts Explicitly

  • Historical thinking concepts are NOT in the background

  • They are NOT the secret language of history

  • They should be taught directly, often starting with personal examples


How and why not so much what
How and Why, Not So Much What

  • More emphasis on how we teach and exploring through an inquiry method why things happened rather than on what we teach

  • Let go of some of the details


Historical inquiry
Historical Inquiry

  • HTCs work well in an inquiry-based classroom

    • This way the teacher avoids the need to teach everything about every topic

      • Puts exploration in the hands of the students


Concept integration
Concept Integration

Historical Significance

Cause and Consequence

Continuity and Change

Primary Evidence

Ethical Dimensions of History

Historical Perspective Taking


Starting out day 1 vocabulary
Starting Out : Day 1 Vocabulary

* Evidence

* Interpretation

* Context

* Presentism

The Economist, Jan. 19-25, 2013, Cover.


Yellow card
Yellow Card

The P Card

Students wave it when someone says something presentist

It’s not wrong: just needs examination

Livestrong, Soccer Rules and Regulations on Yellow Cards, March 10, 2011, http://www.livestrong.com/article/438302-soccer-rules-regulations-on-yellow-cards/ (June 20, 2013).


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