Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

Grades 9-12 / History / Philosophy
CCSS: ELA.RH.6-8.1

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RH

Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12

6-8

6th through 8th Grades

1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

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Reading Like a Historian Series
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Lesson Objective
Apply knowledge of context while contrasting Gandhi and Ho Chi Minh
Length
11 min
Questions to Consider
Why is contextualization an essential skill?
Think about the structure of this lesson. Why is each part important? How do the parts come together to successfully scaffold learning?
Why is it helpful to talk about both "big c" and "little c" contexts?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RH.6-8.1

Supporting Materials

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  • Primary Sources and Questions for Students

    Mahatma Gandhi on non-violence as love and Ho Chi Minh on fighting a war of independence against the French

  • Imperialism Graphic Organizer Sheet

    Imperialism Graphic Organizer Sheet

  • Contextualization Lesson Plan

  • Lesson Plan Slide Presentation

    Lesson Plan Slide Presentation

  • Colonial Independence Movements Lesson Plan

    Colonial Independence Movements Lesson Plan

  • Exit Slip Lesson Plan

    Exit Slip Lesson Plan

  • Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization Transcript

    Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization program transcript

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

Grades 9-12 / History / Philosophy

Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization