Reading Like a Historian

Stanford History Group | Jan 22, 2021

Reading Like a Historian offers a free, downloadable curriculum which engages World History and US History students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills. By employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading, students learn how to evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues and how to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. In addition to lesson plans and classroom activities, the site includes English and Spanish language contextualization, historical thinking, and downloadable posters can prompt immediate student engagement.

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