Stanford History Education Group: Read Like a Historian

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Stanford History Education Group

High-quality, document-based lessons spark stellar historical inquiry

Pros: Students investigate historical questions and make claims as they analyze highly researched, accurate, and comprehensive primary documents.

Cons: Struggling readers and ELL students may need support to access text-heavy documents.

Bottom Line: A gold mine of CCSS-aligned lessons for U.S. and world history teachers; encourages reading, analysis, and collaboration. 

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