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The historical skills of comprehension, chronology, terms and concepts; analysis and use of sources; perspectives and interpretations; empathetic interpretation, research and explanation and communication are described for each stage of learning in the history K-10 syllabus.How should history be taught in schools?
In the teaching of history there should not be an artificial separation of content and process or a focus on historical method at the expense of historical knowledge. Concepts and skills support the development of historical understandings that enable students to make sense of the past and support them to think ‘historically’.What skills do students need to write a history essay?
Students should be able to identify how events take place over time. Students should be able to use chronology in writing their own histories. Students should be able to interpret data presented in time lines. Students should be able to analyze patterns of historical duration or continuity as well as to recognize historical change.How do you teach historical thinking skills to students?
Here are some exercises that help teach historical thinking skills to students. In this example, students are shown a late 19th or early 20th century photograph of a Zulu chief and are asked why the photograph was created, its intended audience, and why its reliability might be questioned.