Historical Thinking

Think…like a Historian

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“Study the past – Shape the Future.”
-Askia the Griot
Songhay Empire

Focusing on developing qualitative-analytic thinking processes, the Human Experience Mode is home to those interested in sifting through historical narratives and artifacts in order to explore the factors that have influenced the evolution of our human story. Students document and sequence, describe and interpret, extrapolate and reconstruct, translate and relate, and chronicle and arrange the diversity of the past to unearth the factors of influence.

Key Themes: Cultural norms; Zeitgeist; Civilization; Power; War; Politics; Push & pull factors; Social class; Liberty; Freedom; Government; Paradigms; Urbanism; Etymology; Establishing Historical Significance

Key Skills: Explore the impact of content; Examine cultural perspectives; Explore the history of society; Envision the diversity of the past; Unearth the factors of influence; Document and Sequence; Describe and Interpret; Extrapolate and Reconstruct; Expound and Contextualize; Translate and Relate; Chronicle and Arrange