Learning about the past should be exciting because life should be a VOYAGE(and we the Voyagers), we should look forward to learning along the way!
In addition to standards and outcomes, we will have two main goals this year. While these will not be specific lessons, they will be embedded in our lessons throughout the course of this year. If students can look at sources, think critically, and learn about the successes and failures of past civilizations, not only will it help them in this class, it will help them on the path to becoming productive citizens.
- Learn How to Think, Not What to Think
- Learn About the Past to Learn From the Past.
Examine ways that historians and social scientists know about the past.
Use questions generated from multiple sources to identify further areas of inquiry and additional sources.
Construct and present explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data
Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.
Use and construct maps, graphs, and other representations to explain relationships between locations of places and regions.
Analyze the influence of location, use of natural resources, catastrophic environmental events, and technological developments on human settlement and migration.