Wish I'd said that - April 25, 2019

“Researchers have identified ‘structural’ historical concepts that provide the basis of historical thinking. The Benchmarks project is using this approach, with six distinct but closely interrelated historical thinking concepts. Students should be able to:

* establish historical significance

* use primary source evidence

* identify continuity and change

* analyze cause and consequence

* take historical perspectives

* understand the moral dimension of historical interpretations…

Taken together, these tie ‘historical thinking’ to competencies in ‘historical literacy.’”

Excerpted from “Benchmarks of Historical Thinking: Framework for Assessment in Canada, by Peter Seixas, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness” in The Beaver April-May 2009