This is a complete product to take you, and your students, through a Socratic Seminar type lesson, which I call a "historical dialogue."
According to the administrator who observed me during it, it is "The textbook definition of teacher facilitation of a student-driven lesson."
- Explanation of a historical dialogue including rules and expectations, along with the opportunity for students to create their own rules, and sentence starters.
- An inquiry question, and graphic organizers for students to catalog the evidence that best supports their claims, argue against their claims, and interesting or puzzling excerpts.
- A T-Chart to compare and contrast the paleolithic and neolithic eras.
- A self-reflection sheet for students to complete after the historical dialogue, along with a peer-evaluation.
- A student choice project to demonstrate their growth before, during, and after the historical dialogue, along with a rubric.
- 7 historical documents, and guiding questions for students to analyze in preparation for the historical dialogue.