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Teaching Students to Think Like Historians

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Which of the following is NOT one of the 5 Ws?

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1. Which of 5 Ws is most important when teaching your children to think critically?

2. Which of the following should you encourage your students to use when researching for history papers?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Learning to think like a historian is a mindset with a method. Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your comprehension of historical thinking and review important methods such as the 5 Ws. Explore the role of writing and research sourcing in learning history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your comprehension of topics such as:

  • The five Ws of learning history
  • Research for writing about history
  • Source types for history papers

Skills Practiced

This practice worksheet and quiz will employ the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the 5 Ws and paper sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding research sources
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of history in the context of learning and writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching historical thinking, study the accompanying lesson called Teaching Students to Think Like Historians. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the 5 Ws and identify which is most significant
  • Learn about research and source types
  • Understand the importance of writing in thinking like a historian
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