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Unit 1: Foundations for Early World History


HISTORY H1 THE WORLD IN TEMPORAL TERMS: HISTORICAL HABITS OF MIND Evaluate evidence, compare and contrast information, interpret the historical record, and develop sound historical arguments and perspectives on which informed decisions in contemporary life can be based.

Compelling Questions:

How does historical thinking help us understand our world?


Chapter Supporting Questions:

  1. How do we learn about the past?

  2. Does thinking about the world with historical habits of mind help to make a better world?

  3. How would you describe temporal thinking? Provide a scenario or specific event to illustrate.

  4. What steps and tools do historians use to do their job?

  5. How do historians collect and analyze evidence?

  6. How do historians use evidence to construct theories, perspectives and hypotheses  (claims), and accounts about the past?

  7. How and why are these historical claims controversial?

Learning Targets: 
I can Read and comprehend a historical passage to identify basic factual knowledge and the literal meaning by indicating who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led to the development, and what consequences or outcomes followed.
I can collect, evaluate and analyze evidence like an historian?
I can generate arguments from evidence to construct theories, perspectives and hypotheses (claims), and accounts about the past?
I can create a historical documentary.
I can evaluate why historical claims are controversial?
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