How to Read Like a Historian: Strategies to Read Historical Documents

nerc46-presbannerTuesday, Abbington, 1:45–2:45

How to Read Like a Historian: Strategies to Read Historical Documents

Edward Dorgan, Lewis S. Mills High School, Burlington, CT

This session allows participants to practice analytical literacy skills in reading historical documents, as presented through the Stanford History Education Group’s Reading Like A Historian program. Moreover, the session explores introductory activities for your students to practice the historical skills to successfully read primary and secondary documents. Sample lessons in U.S. history and world history are shared during the session.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School

Strand Identification: U.S. History, World History, Multidisciplinary