Students must use correct terminology and academic vocabulary when responding. Students must also be able to use the tools of a historian to gain knowledge and prove understanding. These tools include research materials, timelines, maps, and primary source documents
Students identify the recurring elements or repeated factors of an event or idea and makes thoughtful observations based on patterns discovered. It also focuses on the order of events.
Students identify changes over time, noting factors or events (political, economic, religious, social, and geographic) that cause particular effects.
Students identify and analyze the possible rights and wrongs of a given idea or event, determining the elements that reflect bias, prejudice, and discrimination. Students consider virtue, justice, rights, and the common good.
Students identify and describe the effects that time has on the events being studied.
Students describe how an event, ideas, or person has connections to various disciplines and subject areas.
Students must elaborate on and explain an important ideas or events. The student’s ability to describe something is integral in the learning process.
Students make observations based on order, structure, and hierarchy. Students also use these observations to define rules within something that are necessary to make it work, or identify it.
What ideas are unclear?
What information is unclear?
What don’t we know?
Do any conclusions need further evidence or support?
Students draw conclusions in the form of generalizations, principles, and theories through the collection of facts and ideas and observations.
Students look at ideas and events from different perspectives and make observation, formulate opinions, and draw conclusions based on those varied perspectives.