ERIC Number: EJ915516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Developing Critical and Historical Thinking Skills in Middle Grades Social Studies
Waring, Scott M.; Robinson, Kirk S.
Middle School Journal (J3), v42 n1 p22-28 Sep 2010
The author describes a social studies unit designed to help students develop critical thinking skills. The lessons give students opportunities to analyze multiple perspectives, use multiple sources when conducting research, and construct historical narratives through the creation of a digital historical biography.
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Social Studies, Biographies, Primary Sources, Class Activities, Historical Interpretation, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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