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ERIC Number: EJ974065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Developing Historical Thinking through Questions
Viator, Martha Graham
Social Studies, v103 n5 p198-200 2012
The social studies classroom can and should be a place where students learn critical thinking skills, but too often, especially in the middle grades, students are asked to focus on discrete facts on which they can be tested. The purpose of this article is to suggest that sixth graders can learn the critical thinking skills of "historical thinking" by discussing big ideas and essential questions and to provide a framework for a middle school unit of study on Ancient Egypt. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt