Online supplement

Online supplement

Teaching Historical Thinking
Revised and expanded edition

This online collection of resources complements the print publication, Teaching Historical Thinking (Revised and expanded edition).

Lesson-specific resources

The following resources support specific lessons in the print publication.

1. Introduction to historical thinking

Thinking historically with source documents

Sample unit: Assessing Simon Fraser’s legacy

Read around the document

Assembling evidence

Unit launch: Canada’s record in international affairs during the twentieth century

Lesson challenge #2.1: Selecting Canada’s greatest military contributions to World War II

Lesson challenge #3.1: Graphing Canada-US relations, 1945-2000

Unit finale: Evaluating Canada’s international role, 1914 to 2000

3. Historical significance

Historical significance

This video introduces students to the factors that determine what and who from the past should be remembered, researched, taught and learned (7:14 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

Canada West and Confederation

Canada East and Confederation

Analyze the account

4. Evidence and interpretation

Evidence and interpretation

This video introduces the validation, interpretation and use of primary and secondary sources of historical information in the construction of historical accounts and arguments (6:55 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

Eyewitness accounts of the Regina Riot

Daily life in WW I internment camps

5. Continuity and change

Continuity and change

This videos explains how lives and conditions are alike over periods of time and how they changed for people and societies that came before and after (6:19 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

False Creek, 1979 and 1994

Explain the image

6. Cause and consequence

Cause and consequence

This video considers who or what influenced history and what were the repercussions of these changes (6:20 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

7. Historical perspective

Historical perspective

This video discusses the viewing of the past through the social, intellectual, emotional and ethical lenses of the time (5:53 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

Missionaries in New France

8. Ethical judgment

Ethical judgment

This video explores assessing the past and the implications of past actions in light of past and present norms about the appropriate treatment of others (6:53 minutes)

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Lesson plan Grades 6-8
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Lesson plan Grades 9-12

U-shaped discussion

Assembling evidence