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Do you sometimes feel every term is an uphill battle, juggling 100 things at once? Want a sustainable work life balance without compromising on the quality of your teaching? Let your squire share your workload with classroom ready resources made for busy teachers. #38hrworkingweek #workingtogether
Differentiated Source Analysis Template Bundle
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Differentiated Source Analysis Template Bundle

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Four Source Analysis Templates for Students of History **Overview: ** These source analysis templates were designed with the latest pedagogical research on historical thinking in mind as each template provides students with the ability to understand not only the importance of source material when studying history but a variety of skills that must be used when doing so (such as identification, contextualisation and corroboration). About the templates: Wineburg Method of Primary Source Analysis: Designed from Sam Wineburg’s research this template asks students to go through the steps historians use when researching (sourcing, contextualising, close reading and corroboration) by answering a series of questions. VanSledright’s Method of Primary Source Analysis: Designed from Bruce VanSledright’s research this template asks students to answer a series of questions allocated to the four stages of source analysis as identified by VanSledright in his research (identification, attribution, judging perspectives and reliability assessment). The 7 C’s Method (modified from the ubiquitous 6 C’s method): This method was designed so that students methodically unpack the key components of a source through a series of themed questions. The 7 C’s include: Content, Citation, Context, Connections, Communication, Contribution & Corroboration. The O.R.I Method: Designed from my use in the classroom for historical inquiry this method examines three stages of source analysis common in the classroom: Observation (focusing on close analysis of the source), Reflection (focusing on generating hypotheses about the source), Identification (focusing on identifying key aspects of the source). Why four templates? Each template differs due to the varying level of analysis required for particular activities and due to the differing learning styles of our students. **Can I use them for assessment? ** Each template also comes with a list of curriculum content descriptors from the US, UK, Australian and Victorian curriculum’s for easy reporting. **Anything else? ** Instructions on how to use each template as well as the pedagogy behind each template can be found in each document. For a more detailed explanation check out my blog post #2. Embedded Historical Thinking Concepts & High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS): Chronology Historical Significance Sources as Evidence Historical Perspectives Collaborative Learning Explicit Teaching Questioning For more detail on the above elements please read my Historical Thinking guide & High Impact Teaching Strategies guide on my website. Be sure to follow The Teacher’s Squire on Pinterest! Also sign up to my newsletter from my website to view new product releases, classroom tips, summaries of new research and more!
Portraying the Other During the Crusading Era
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Portraying the Other During the Crusading Era

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**Overview: ** This assessment resource is designed for students studying the crusades in a Medieval Europe unit of work. Using best practice through a historical inquiry task students are asked to answer the question, ‘To what extent did the perspectives of Christians and Muslims towards each other change over time during the Crusading Era’. **This resource has over forty pages of content and includes: ** Seven pages of teacher notes, explaining the pedagogy behind the varying elements of the assessment task, incuding direct curriculum links to the US, UK, Australian and Victorian curricula, 12 Primary sources from the crusading era (translated into English) with definitions of content specific words, and numbered lines for easy analysis. A student assessment task booklet with all planning documentation, worksheets and sources, all you have to do is print! Four templates of source analysis to encourage student agency in historical inquiry, A list of additional supplementary source material to use specific to your cohort, A detailed skills based rubric that can be used for any historical inquiry task, editable for your class and linked directly to the US, UK, Australian and Victorian curricula, Information sheets for Historical Thinking concepts & High Impact Teaching Strategies. On Curriculum: Each resource I design directly links to a variety of curriculum contexts including: Common Core standards (USA), Key Stages (UK), Victorian curriculum (Aus) and the Australian curriculum. This resource in particular links to several elements - in fact its too many to place on here. It meets 7 content descriptors in the Victorian Curriculum, 20 from the UK curriculum, 19 in the Australian curriculum and a whopping 45 content descriptors for the Common Core! For more information and to view the various curriculum descriptors look at the preview where this information is available. Embedded Historical Thinking Concepts & High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS): Questioning Differentiated Learning Feedback Setting Goals Sources as Evidence Cause & Consequence Continuity & Change Chronology Historical Significance Historical Perspectives For more detail on the above elements please read my Historical Thinking guide & High Impact Teaching Strategies guide found on my website. Be sure to follow The Teacher’s Squire on Pinterest. Also sign up to my newsletter from my website to view new product releases, classroom tips, summaries of new research and more!