Reading Like a Historian: Corroboration

Grades 9-12 / History / Critical Thinking
CCSS: ELA.RH.11-12.9 ELA.RH.11-12.8

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RH

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

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

9

Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RH

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

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

8

Evaluate an author'€™s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Corroborate information from multiple sources
Length
11 min
Questions to Consider
Why is corroboration an essential skill?
How does this lesson challenge students' idea of "truth"?
Why is it important to have students examine a wide variety of sources?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RH.11-12.9, ELA.RH.11-12.8

Supporting Materials

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  • March on Washington Lesson Plan

  • Corroboration Questions

  • Legacy of March on Washington Document

  • March on Washington Worksheet

  • March on Washington Slide Presentation

  • Reading Like a Historian Corroboration Transcript

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