Students are given a chance to solve a fictional murder in order to practice using the Historical Investigation Method. Students will examine five examples of primary sources including a newspaper article, a "fakebook" post, and a diary entry. This
Allow students to become the teacher as they research and create a presentation to teach the class about a piece of the Civil Rights Movement. Included is the directions, grading rubric, and an editable timeline. Also included is the worksheet the
This lesson is designed to have students analyze three acts passed by Congress during World War I to determine whether the United States government increased its power over American citizens during the war.
Once they determine this, they are asked
This lesson is designed to have students analyze primary sources in order to develop an opinion on Abraham Lincoln's motives for creating the Emancipation Proclamation.(If students are struggling, the two main theories to present them with are,
This activity allows students to set and maintain a hypothetical budget through a chosen career path, family status, and then various financial choices. My students really enjoy this activity since it gives them a variety of choices and feels more
This lesson begins with a basic overview of the stock market and a quick introduction to stock market vocabulary. Using the reading, students are asked to determine and infer both risks and rewards of investing in the stock market.
The Historical Investigation Method is a better way to teach and learn history. Rather than having the students memorize information, this method requires students to analyze primary sources in order to answer a question. Presenting the information
This handout is a great way to introduce students to the concept of scrutinizing both primary and secondary sources. It addresses issues of credibility as well as bias. For additional resources to assist with Historical Investigations, check out my