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Historical Thinking Skills

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Causation
what brought about an event over the short and long term
Continuity and Change over Time
identifying similarities and differences between time periods
Periodization
organizing history into blocks of time
Comparison
analyzing multiple perspectives on the same historical development
Contextualization
identifying how a historical development is influenced by larger historical developments
Argumentation
responding to a question with a well reasoned response with the support of relevant and reliable evidence
Relevant Historical Evidence
using appropriate information to draw conclusions
Interpretation
evaluating sources and then constructing an ORIGINAL view of historical events
Synthesis
identifying a substantial and logical connection between different historical time periods
Decision making
drawing a conclusion and acting on choices base on an investigation of possibilities
Primary Source
A source created during the time period being discussed and offers firsthand information.
Secondary Source
A source created after the time period being discussed and provides secondhand information.
Historical investigation
A process by which one endeavors to discover an answer to an essential question.
Inquiry
The act of questioning why things happen in history.
Historical conclusions
A judgement or decision that is made based on known facts, evidence, and reasoning.
Validity
factually sound based on corroboration
Relevance
being connected and applicable to the historical development being studied
Multiple perspectives
necessary to get a complete picture of a historical development
Evidence
Facts, quotes, and observations that prove your claim.
Bias
A subjective point of view that may be pre-conceived or unreasoned