Making History Modules - Historical Significance




Understanding Historical Significance: Students use their own life experiences as a means of exploring how historians determine significance.


Content Application

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


Constructing Narratives - Timeline Analysis

Competing Timelines

Comparing Historical Arguments

Example: WWII Timelines


Culminating Project

 Creating a Memorial: Students create a memorial to a person, group or event of significance.


Connection to Local History

Field Study Guide: Use this activity while on a visit to a local memorial or museum.

Landmark Analysis: Use this tool to help students analyze a local landmark, memorial, or statue.



Teaching Reflection

Making History Teaching Reflection: Use this as a tool to refine and revise teaching strategies within this module.



A Note on Supporting Literacy Development: We encourage you to refer to these UCBHSSP planning templates as you make use of the Making History modules. Additional UCBHSSP strategies can be found in our literacy handbook, Access for All Learners.