In this unit, students will use sources to determine a possible solution to a mystery in history. Students will also develop skills to determine if a source is reliable and credible.
Social Studies Inquiry Standard 3.6-8: Determine sources representing multiple points of view that will assist in organizing a research plan.
Social Studies Inquiry Standard 4.6-8: Determine credibility of sources based upon their origin, authority, and context.
Social Studies History 3.6-8 Lower Complexity: Classify kinds of historical sources used in secondary interpretation.
Social Studies History 3.6-8 Middle Complexity: Detect possible limitations in the historical record based on evidence collected from different kinds of historical sources.
What are sources? Where are source found?
How do you know if a source is reliable? credible?
How do sources help one solve a mystery?
Did Lee Harvey Oswald really kill JFK?
Sources are an important component to understanding history.
Sources contain the clues that help us solve history’s mysteries.
Real World Experience: Socratic Seminar
Summative: credibility analysis
Provided a source, students will determine credibility of the source.
Students will participate in a Socratic Seminar to answer the inquiry question: Did Lee Harvey Oswald really kill JFK?