Students must learn that we cannot just “accept” information, but rather “interrogate” the text for information. As historians, we must always examine the sources and question its credibility and reliability. The goal is for students to start critically analyzing textual information. Students will read about the Roman Empire (From a secondary source) and use an annotation guide to analyze the source.
1. Lesson Plan- Complete with Big Idea, Essential Question, Student Objectives and modifications for GATE and ELL Students.
2. Student Handout: Reading on the Roman Empire (Students will annotate and analyze this)
3. Student Annotation Sheet: A task sheet that teaches students how "Read like a Historian." Complete with many questions to prompt students as they read. This annotation sheet can be used over and over again for Primary and Secondary Source Analysis.
4. Student Graphic Organizer: This is an optional scaffold that will help assist student populations that would benefit from additional support.