Teaching Critical Thinking Creatively
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Struggling with making historical thinking skills easy and accessible to your students? This introductory activity makes the skills relatable and fun!
With this activity, students will be introduced to the major historical thinking skills (historical context, point of view, purpose, audience, and sourcing) without requiring them to also analyze historical information. The situation involves a girl named Gabby. Someone has written graffiti on the school wall about Gabby, and no one knows who!
With no cameras facing that location, the assistant principal (played by your students) will have to investigate the 5 possible culprits seen in the area. Students will then write a referral where they use the evidence collected to place blame. All of the profiles are written in a way so that anyone could be found guilty if argued in the right way. Therefore, this activity will lead to a bunch of fun debate.
These is a perfect back to school activity. The best part is that you can refer back to this lesson throughout the school year. When students forget what “point of view” means, you can refer back to this story. You can view more in the preview here.
The digital version is similar, however, I’ve created a digital Google Slides version of the graphic organizer that can be shared with students to edit in groups.
NOTE: The story involves Gabby sneaking out of her house to meet up with a boy named Josh. As noted in the profile of Gabby, the students just meet to talk. It’s very PG rated, however, I thought I would make the plot line clear if you work in a really restrictive district.
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