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SOST1005

Developing Historical Thinking Skills

Course Description:

To students, encounters with history—all that stuff that happened in the past—take place in the pages of a textbook. But history is not just a dry recitation of facts; it’s a process of asking questions, of seeking evidence that will provide answers, and of constructing explanations based on that evidence. Learn about the historian’s work by reading and hearing how historians describe what they do. Learners will practice asking historical questions and using historical evidence to construct an argument using multimedia from Annenberg Learner—all with the goal of finding ways to teach historical thinking skills to students.

Note: This is a self-paced course accessible for one year after enrollment, and not eligible for graduate credit.

For assignments and evaluation details, see the full Syllabus.

Subject Area:
Social Studies/History
Grade Level:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

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