Thinking about History - Videos from TC2
Building on the work of Professor Peter Seixas of the University of British Columbia, and with funding from THEN/HiER, TC2 has developed several exemplary resources to support teachers and students in using six concepts to go beyond merely learning historical information to thinking deeply about history. The concepts are:
Historical significance: What and who should be remembered, researched and taught?
Evidence and interpretation: Is the evidence credible and adequate to support the conclusions reached?
Continuity and change: How are lives and conditions alike over time and how have they changed?
Cause and consequence: Why did historical events happen the way they did and what are the consequences?
Historical perspective: What does the past look like when viewed through the social, intellectual, emotional and moral lenses of the time?
Ethical judgment: Is what happened right and fair?