Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs

Grades 9-12 / History / Discussion
CCSS: ELA.RH.11-12.3 ELA.RH.11-12.7

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RH

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

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

3

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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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

7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Take sides about why people opposed the Vietnam War
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
What are the benefits of having students physically move to different areas of the room?
How does this strategy change the way students read primary source documents?
Ms. Ziegler compares her classroom to a science lab. What does she mean by this?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RH.11-12.3, ELA.RH.11-12.7

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  • Vietnam Stats Worksheet

    Vietnam Stats Worksheet

  • Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs Transcript

    Reading Like a Historian: Philosophical Chairs program transcript

  • Vietnam Slide Presentation

    Vietnam Slide Presentation

  • Anti-Vietnam War Movement Lesson Plan

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