Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing

Grades 9-12 / History / Analysis
CCSS: ELA.RH.11-12.6 ELA.RH.11-12.9

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RH

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

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

6

Evaluate authors' differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors'€™ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

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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

9

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

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Reading Like a Historian Series
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Lesson Objective
Analyze the source of documents about the Gulf of Tonkin
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
Why is sourcing an essential skill? What makes each component important?
How does Ms. Ziegler encourage students to use contextualization?
What criteria did Ms. Ziegler use when selecting the documents for this lesson?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RH.11-12.6, ELA.RH.11-12.9

Supporting Materials

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  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Worksheet

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Lesson Plan

  • Sourcing Questions

  • Vietnam Slide Presentation

  • Vietnam Stats Worksheet

  • Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing Program Transcript

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

Grades 9-12 / History / Analysis

Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing