Develop students’ critical thinking skills by teaching them to compare and contrast primary and secondary sources in ways that allow them discover the past, investigate the present, and create the future.

by Terry Kaldhusdal

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, I lead participants through a set of exercises that force them to investigate and defend the credibility of primary sources.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I describe how using primary sources enables students to construct their own understanding of history and science.

Part Two: Credible Sources

In part two of the workshop, participants investigate primary sources to determine if they are credible.

Part Three: Four Corners

In part three of the workshop, I lead participants in a discussion about how to facilitate productive conversations with students about what they know and why it matters.