Pedagogical Toolkits for Historical Reasoning
We curated a toolkit of useful resources for teaching and practicing Contextualization, Making Connections, and Argumentation. Each toolkit provides an introduction to the skill and a list of resources used by BRI staff, BRI master teachers, and other open resources found online to support the development of that skill.
Identify at least two of the following historical thinking/reasoning skills you would like to focus on this school year. Review the links and evaluate the resources, keeping in mind how each might work in your classroom and with your students. Make note of what you want to use and start building your own toolkit.
If you’re interested in exploring more about Sourcing and Situation or Claims and Evidence in Sources, please check out our series Considering the Source.