Skills Clinic: Historical Thinking Skills ⁠— Causation

About OER Project Skills Clinics

OER Project Skills Clinics are collaborative sessions for teachers looking for a deeper dive into a particular skill. Let the learning experts at OER Project guide you through concepts and tools that you’ll be ready to use in your classroom right away.

Each session will be impactful as a standalone, but we also encourage you to follow the Skills Clinic series throughout the year. The insights from these sessions will build on one another, providing you with a complete and intensive professional development experience!

Skills Clinic: Historical Thinking Skills ⁠— Causation – March 7, 2023, 3 to 4:30 p.m. PT

While reading and writing are integral to any social studies course, it is also important to develop students' historical thinking practices. How can we help students understand the differences between long-term causes, short-term causes, and triggering events? How can students use this skill to gain a greater historical perspective? You will be excited by the buzz created in your classroom when you implement a few simple activities that strike at the heart of causation.


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