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World History - Week Six

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9th-10th Grade World History

Week 6 May 11-May 15

Weekly Packet

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • define and sharpen historical thinking skills.
  • understand the way that history relates to the present. 
  • use their historical thinking skills to practice online reasoning and evaluate online information.

Lessons
Lesson 1: Students are encouraged to complete Activity One and watch Video 1.

Lesson 2: Students are encouraged to complete Activity Two and watch Video 2.

Lesson 3: Students are encouraged to complete Activity Three and watch Video 3.

Newsela
Students are encouraged to use Newsela to find three articles about a particular current event of their choosing. After choosing and reading these articles, they should evaluate them, using their historical thinking skills.
Are they trustworthy?
Can the information in the articles be corroborated?
Do they articles provide the appropriate context for the argument they are making?

Independent Civic Action Project
Do some research to find a current event you are interested in. Find multiple articles about that event and use your historical thinking skills to analyze them:
Are these sources reliable?
Can I corroborate the information that I am reading in these sources?
What is the context in which these events are taking place?

Enrichment Activities:
What human rights violations were committed under Augusto Pinochet? Which articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights were violated? Click “Open Resource.”

Assessment

Students are encouraged to write a 3-paragraph essay, using the historical thinking skills reviewed this week, constructing an argument about what they believe to have taken place in the lunchroom fight (Lessons 1-3). They should use evidence to support their argument

Vocabulary

Corroborate: confirm or give support
Chronology: the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence

Context: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed
Reliability: the quality of being trustworthy (in this case, the reliability, or trustworthiness, of historical sources)

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