by Jacob Steiss
Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) offers a number of free resources to help secondary history and literacy teachers improve students’ source-based analytical thinking, writing about sources, and reasoning about online texts. Here are THREE awesome resources for teachers
1. Help students read like Historians through History Lessons
The curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by using reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating. Browse lessons by time period and download a number of posters and charts to help scaffold student learning.
2. Measure students’ Historical Thinking with “Beyond The Bubble” Assessments
These assessments go beyond recall and memorization to develop and assess students’ thinking, reasoning, and writing about historical sources
3. Support students’ Civic Online Reasoning with this innovative Curriculum
This interactive resource features a number of lessons to help students improve important civic literacy skills like distinguishing fact from opinion, lateral reading, and determining “who’s behind the information?” Choose individual lessons or multiday collections.
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