About This Chapter
Standard: Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
About This Chapter
When students can effectively analyze event serialization, they can better understand cause and effect, and the difference between causation and correlation. High school students who study this may also be able to better write about sequences and understand connections between various historical events. Use the lessons in this chapter to help students understand:
- How event effects can help indicate correlation or causation
- The relationship between cause and effect and how to find it
- The meaning of historical change
Mastery of this subject means that students can accurately identify related events in history and how they interact in meaningful ways. Students should also be able to write effectively about connected events and make clear arguments as to how they relate.
How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom
You can integrate these lesson suggestions into your classroom to help meet Common Core standards.
Construct A Timeline
At the end of the chapter, have students create a timeline of the historical era you are studying that shows how various points in history intersect. Hang the timeline up in the classroom and review the intersecting points as necessary.
Create A Causation/Correlation Writing Activity
After reviewing the lesson on causation and correlation, find two historically close events and ask students to write compelling arguments about whether, or how, the events affected each other in 150 words or less. Have students do this activity for multiple events to see how well they understand the concept of causation and correlation.
Use Lesson Quizzes to Review Information
Have students take the end-of-lesson quizzes to determine their understanding of the information. Use this data to review any missed information.
1. Historical Change: Causes and Effects
In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.
2. Cause and Effect Relationship: Definition & Examples
This lesson explores the relationship between cause and effect and teaches you about the criteria for establishing a causal relationship, the difference between correlation and causation, and more.
3. Analyzing Effects to Determine Correlation or Causation
Correlation is when two events happen together, and causation is when one event causes the second event. In this lesson, we will look at how to determine when effects are examples of correlation or causation.
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Other chapters within the Common Core History & Social Studies Grades 9-10: Literacy Standards course
- Evidence to Support Analysis: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1
- Representing Core Ideas: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2
- Understanding Vocabulary: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4
- Role of Text Structure: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.5
- Comparing Two Points of View: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6
- Integrating Different Types of Analysis: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7
- Evaluating Reasoning and Evidence: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.8
- Compare and Contrast: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9
- Reading Strategies: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10
- Samples of Informational Texts for CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10