Teacher Guides


Twenty-First Century Student Outcomes: Information, Media and Technology Skills

1. Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
2. Evaluate information critically and competently
3. Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
4. Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources
5. Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information

OAH Standards in Historical Thinking: Historical Research Capabilities

A. Formulate historical questions from encounters with historical documents, eyewitness accounts, letters, diaries, artifacts, photos, historical sites, art, architecture, and other records from the past.
B. Obtain historical data from a variety of sources, including: library and museum collections, historic sites, historical photos, journals, diaries, eyewitness accounts, newspapers, and the like; documentary films; and so on.
C. Interrogate historical data by uncovering the social, political, and economic context in which it was created; testing the data source for its credibility, authority, authenticity, internal consistency and completeness; and detecting and evaluating bias, distortion, and propaganda by omission, suppression, or invention of facts.
D. Identify the gaps in the available records and marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place in order to elaborate imaginatively upon the evidence, fill in the gaps deductively, and construct a sound historical interpretation.