Historical Thinking Concepts In World History OHASSTA, Niagara-on-the-Lake Nov. 15, 2013. Risa Gluskin and Scott Pollock. What Does Historical Thinking Mean in Ontario?. A discipline-specific framework for analyzing past and current events and developments.
Risa Gluskin and Scott Pollock
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.
The Economist, Jan. 19-25, 2013, Cover.
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).
Cause and Consequence
Continuity and Change
Historical Perspective Taking
Ethical Dimensions of History
“Attributed to the Amasis Painter: Lekythos. (31.11.10)”. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000-. http://metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/31.11.10 (July 10, 2012).
10 objects from this website
Coin made by Brutus following Caesar’s assassination
Maev Kennedy, Beware the Ides of March: “Medal” for Killing Caesar Shows at British Museum, The Guardian, March 14, 2010, http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/mar/14/julius-caesar-coin-british-museum (Nov. 5, 2013).
Help students recognize the gap between us and them
Historical Conditions/Social Forces