Historical Thinking in a Nutshell

Where history can come to life...

What is historical thinking?

There is an approach to history, just like how you would approach science with the scientific method. Historians come prepared with a list of questions:


  1. Author
  2. Context
  3. Time Period



The key is not to memorize facts, but to memorize the approach.

Making thinking visible...

  • Sourcing
  • Contextualizing
  • Close Reading
  • Using Background Knowledge
  • Reading the Silences
  • Corroborating