Making History Modules - Evidence




Introducing Evidence: This lesson introduces students to primary sources and illustrates how historical narratives are constructed.


Silences in the Archive: Four critical lenses to apply to the archive, articulated by theorist Michel-Rolph Trouillot.


Content Application

Each of these scaffolds can be customized to support your unit of study while reinforcing the historical thinking concept.  


Primary Source Analysis

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

Sourcing Secondary Texts

Constructing a Narrative


Culminating Project

Class Museum: This project asks students to bring personal artifacts to class in order to create a “Museum of Us.”


Connection to Local History

Visiting a Local Museum: Use this activity on a visit to a community museum or historical society.