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Historical Thinking Skills Activities

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Historical thinking is a key skill for students to utilize when examining primary and secondary sources. In order for students to fully understand a source, they must examine it in-depth. These activities are designed to strengthen student's understanding of historical sources. They can be used with any type of historical document.

The Historical Thinking Skills Activities includes:

***Teacher Resources***

1. What is Historical Thinking (A letter for the teacher)
2. Think and Link – the steps to Historical Thinking
3. A Guide for how to teach Historical Thinking Skills

***Student Resources***

1. Primary and Secondary Sources activity (and answer key)
2. Primary and Secondary Sources Matching Game
3. A History Mystery – student guide for finding evidence
4. My List of Clues – an activity page for students to keep track of the evidence they find when analyzing a document
5. Historical Vocabulary – a student activity page for keeping track of new vocabulary
6. Three document analysis activities intended for differentiation in the classroom. (Three variations of the same activity sheet).
7. A sample document analysis of John Gast’s “American Progress” painting with answer key

***Classroom Resources***

1. Word Wall Templates (4 styles to choose from)
2. Historical Thinking Posters (4 styles to choose from)

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