Social Studies in the Middle School

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Think Like A Historian

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The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents modified for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues and make historical claims backed by documentary evidence.

Using Primary Documents

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Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom- online PD $

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