We discuss historical thinking. Skills students use in history include sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating and close reading. History isn’t just memorization of facts, but developing critical thinking skills specific to the discipline.
Read more about historical thinking at the Stanford History Education Group.
We referenced Elise Fillpot’s article (2012). Historical Thinking in the Third Grade. The Social Studies, 103(5), 206–217. https://doi.org/10/gcsms3