Discipline: Social Studies
Author(s): Glen Thielmann, Lewis, Martin, Pereira, Truant, et al.
This Sourcebook will help students develop their critical thinking skills as they explore selected topics from the revised BC Social Studies 9 Curriculum.
Thinking it Through is organized according to CONTENT STANDARDS, each with four case studies in critical thinking: Revolution and Change, Imperialism and Colonialism, Migration and Shifting Population, Nationalism and Nation-Building, Regional and Global Conflict, Injustices and Rights, Land and People.
The authors have selected primary and secondary sources, all kinds of questions, and suggested extension activities for 28 topics or case studies. Each one is a sandbox for teachers and students to explore CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES and apply historical (and geographic) thinking concepts. Students will push their thinking about what they can learn from evidence, and realize how the account changes depending on the evidence they use.
Finally, by developing the ability to think through historical, social, or geographic evidence, students will learn how BIG IDEAS have shaped the past and the present.
Thinking it Through will:
Teacher Resource will contain teaching notes, lesson ideas, templates and rubrics for students or teachers to extend the “working with competencies” activities.