Buffalo Public Schools Coordinator of Social Studies
USING THE READING LIKE A HISTORIAN CURRICULUM IN YOUR CLASSROOM.
The Reading Like a Historian Curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities.
This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence.
For more information about the Stanford History Education Group
Introduction Materials for Reading Like a Historian Curriculum