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History

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Draft 3 (June 18, 2013)

History.docx

 

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hSDIqld2UqrWYIjJ_wRWa6gTZjBkhp7uBCl6FWmMzIY/edit 

 

Big Idea: 

Historians investigate the concepts of past, present, and future.

Historians investigate the past to understand the present and (predict) the future.

 

Enduring Understanding:

Student historians will understand the cause and effect relationship between the past, present, and future.

Students will understand that there is a cause and effect relationship between the past, present, and future.

Student historians will interpret history through the ideas of change and continuity.

Students will understand that the ideas of change and continuity are tools to interpret history.

Student historians will understand the organization and patterns of time and events.

Students will understand that there is a relationship between the organization and patterns of time and events.

Essential Questions:

How does cause and effect reveal understanding of events in the past, present, and future?

How does analyzing change and continuity foster historical understanding?

How do humans organize and describe time?

 


Draft 2

 

Big Idea:
Investigating the past helps people understand the present and anticipate and influence the future.

Enduring Understandings:

1. Students will understand that we are affected by the actions and ideas of others; our lives today are based on their contributions.

2. Students will understand that people and societies have changed, are changing, and will continue to evolve over time.

Possible grade span EUs or Know and Dos:

Students will understand that there is a cause and effect relationship among events over time. [NOTE: not consensus as to whether this should be p-12 or grade level]

Students will understand that the lenses of change and continuity are used to interpret history.


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3. Students will understand that there is a relationship between the organization and patterns of time and events.

3.  Students will understand that there are multiple perspectives of history.


Essential Questions:
How does cause and effect reveal understanding of events in the past, present, and future?
How does analyzing change and continuity foster historical understanding?
How do humans describe change over  time?
How do people develop perspectives about history?

Comments (19)

Lfliegelman@OSSU.org said

at 1:28 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Should these EUs be written in the format of SWUT...?

Eric said

at 2:00 pm on Jun 21, 2012

They thought SWUT was slightly obscene so they went with the more German SHWUT.

Lfliegelman@OSSU.org said

at 1:44 pm on Jun 21, 2012

This looks like it is based on the skills of being a historian. Skills would come into the Grade Level Benchmakarks sections of the curriculum. What is the overarching idea in history?

dylan bertolini said

at 1:45 pm on Jun 21, 2012

we should add perspective to the big idea.
how do we determine what to pay attention to in history?
how can it use historical models to make predictions? (first EQ)are you addressing this in the third one??

Eric said

at 1:46 pm on Jun 21, 2012

"How do humans organize and describe time?"

I can answer this with a short list right?

dylan bertolini said

at 1:47 pm on Jun 21, 2012

not sure how to improve the 3rd EQ because we don't know what your getting at or what your focus is?

Eric said

at 1:48 pm on Jun 21, 2012

All the "student historian" references are appreciated but, to have them be a part of the big idea and and EU's limits their ability to be applied to other disciplines, adult life etc. I would take those out.

Melissa Piscitelli said

at 1:49 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Go ahead with your list

Eric said

at 1:58 pm on Jun 21, 2012

seconds, days , weeks, months, lunar cylces, season, decades, calendars, watches, notches on trees, hasmarks on the prison wall. Do I get an "A"?

Melissa Piscitelli said

at 1:51 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Eric said

at 1:53 pm on Jun 21, 2012

"Historians investigate the concepts of past, present, and future"

Historians by definition do not investigate the future or even the present.

I like "Understanding the past can help us make sense of the present and create a better future."

Melissa Piscitelli said

at 2:13 pm on Jun 21, 2012

What definition? We respectfully disagree, we certainly investigate the future and present, no?

Eric said

at 4:34 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Sorry if I wasn't clear Melissa. History is the study of the past. Historians study the past. We (us, our students) should definitely study the present and future but "historians" don't do that. By definition.

Melissa Piscitelli said

at 1:55 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Time will be measured in very different units depending on the subject matter. Basketball will be measured in four quarters of a few minutes each. PResidential terms will be measured in years. The Roman Empire is measured in centuries or reigns. Geologic time is measured in thousands or millions of years. -Mike

Eric said

at 2:02 pm on Jun 21, 2012

Possible EQ's

"Why is important to learn about the past?"

"How can learning about the past help us to make predictions about the future?"

Eric said

at 9:04 am on Jun 22, 2012

"Is conflict inevitable? Avoidable? Desirable?"

"What is revolution?"

Eric said

at 9:05 am on Jun 22, 2012

"How and why has the interpretation of history changed?"

Eric said

at 9:06 am on Jun 22, 2012

What and who should people believe and why?"

Kevin Broderick said

at 9:24 am on Jun 22, 2012

Bula Bula

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