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Teaching Thinking Like a Historian

Thinking Like a Historian

This Knowledge Set introduces historical thinking and inquiry skills as students examine letters from different periods in U.S. history. Each letter includes guiding questions and scaffolding notes to support students in summarizing, sourcing, contextualizing, and corroborating historical sources. This set is a great resource to use at the beginning of the school year to prepare students to read and analyze historical texts.

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RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.6 - Author's Purpose, RH.9 - Compare Texts


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