Curriculum & Historical Thinking Connections

R-E1395, Gladys Matheson Crim, Autograph Album, "Landmarks of Ypres" by L. Mount, 3 March 1918

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CURRICULUM

History 30 curriculum : Unit 3 pages 316-323

HISTORICAL THINKING CONCEPTS

Historical Perspectives: How can we better understand the people of the past?

Guidepost 1: Remember there is a difference between current world views and those of earlier time periods.

Guidepost 2: Avoid imposing present ideas on actors in the past.

Guidepost 3: Know that the historical context helps establish perspective of people in the past.

Guidepost 4: Take the perspective of historical actors, meaning we infer how those people felt based on evidence.

Guidepost 5: Remember that different people have diverse perspectives on the same event.    

Adapted from The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts by Peter Seixas and Tom Morton (Nelson Education 2013)