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Ch 31: Historical Thinking Skills

About This Chapter

You are entering a chapter that contains engaging video lessons and quizzes about the creation of historical questions and points of view, as well as tips for writing thesis statements. All you need to study about historical thinking skills can be found in this chapter.

Historical Thinking Skills - Chapter Summary

The short video lessons in this chapter will spark a flame in your memory of the ways to write a great arguments and thesis statement. Evaluate your knowledge of the comparison of historical events by answering short quizzes. When you have reached the end of this chapter, you will have refreshed your memory of the following:

  • Ways to create historical questions
  • Definition of primary and secondary research and thesis statement
  • Steps for writing a thesis statement
  • Point of view
  • Tips for writing a great argument
  • Utilization of sources for an essay
  • Evaluation of the credibility of sources
  • Comparison of historical events

Information about the instructors can be found in the lesson transcripts. Use the timeline below each video to jump back and forth within the videos. Check our lesson transcripts if you would like to find the keywords for each lesson.

9 Lessons in Chapter 31: Historical Thinking Skills
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How to Formulate Historical Questions

1. How to Formulate Historical Questions

In this lesson, we will learn how to formulate historical questions. We will understand how historians engage in historical inquiry, what that process looks like, and why it is necessary.

Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

2. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.

What is a Thesis Statement?

3. What is a Thesis Statement?

Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

4. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

5. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

How to Write a Great Argument

6. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

7. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

8. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Comparing Historical Developments Across Time & Geography

9. Comparing Historical Developments Across Time & Geography

In this lesson we will compare and contrast historical developments across time and geography. We will identify patterns of cause and effect in history, and we will understand continuity and change in historical development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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