When we teach history K-12, our students can learn to think like social scientists. Learning to investigate history with the strategies of social scientists empowers students to independently break down historical evidence.
The strategies used by economists, geographers, sociologists, political scientists, psychological researchers, and historians all offer unique approaches that can enhance a student’s critical thinking skills.
We can teach our students these social studies skills and concepts as we teach history. Classroom historical inquiry from K-12 can bring opportunities for students to apply social science thinking strategies for themselves.
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