Unit 1 Historical Thinking, Inquiry & Skill Development


The 6 Sides of History

*Honeycomb developed by M. Bauer 2014


UNIT 1 is a skill-building unit where students will develop the following →



UNIT 1 is also about developing the skill of asking, and answering, POWERFUL QUESTIONS →


Below are examples of POWERFUL QUESTIONS that connect directly to our CORE 4 Historical Thinking Concepts →

* this material is adapted from The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts by Dr. Seixas and Morton (Nelson 2013) and Creating Canada: A History - 1914 to the Present (McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2015).



The Big 4 Historical Thinking Concepts 4 Case Studies
 

CASE 1 Historical Significance of the Chernobyl Disaster
CASE 2 Cause & Consequence of the Stanley/Boushie Case
CASE 3 Continuity & Change of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
CASE 4 Historical Perspective of 4 Selected Events

CASE STUDY STEPS
STEP 1 Complete the ladder of inference for your assigned case photo(s) → See TEMPLATE below.  Use only the photo(s) and captions to complete STEP
                   1.  FOCUS on what you SEE.

STEP 2 → READ the SUPPORTING SOURCE MATERIALS linked below your case photo(s) to complete the 3 criteria from your assigned historical
                   concept.  Use only the information from the article(s) provided as you are evaluating them as an information source.
STEP 3 → CONCLUDE whether or not your case photo(s) AND the information you found in the supporting article(s) accurately represent the 3 criteria of
                   your assigned historical concept.  Provide 3 detailed REASONS for your conclusion.

Your CONCLUSION should be 4 sentences →

1. Does the photo(s) accurately represent your assigned historical concept? Yes or No.
2. Supporting REASON drawn from CRITERIA 1.
3. Supporting REASON drawn from CRITERIA 2.
4. Supporting REASON drawn from CRITERIA 3.



CASE 1 The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster     HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

VISIT Google Classroom POST "Chernobyl Disaster HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE" under Portfolio Work for the related worksheet, sources and instructions.

SOURCE 1 → Reactor Roof 3 PHOTO

SOURCE 2 → Scientist Valery Legasov's Words from the HBO Series Chernobyl

SOURCE 3 → Radioactive Apples & Other PHOTOS

SOURCE 4 → The Chernobyl Disaster: What Happened and the Long-Term Impacts NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLE


SOURCE 5 → Chernobyl is Still Horrifyingly Relevant -- the Lessons Have Not Been Learned THE GUARDIAN ARTICLE

SOURCE 6 → HBO Chernobyl Trailer & Trial VIDEO CLIPS

SOURCE 7 → Chernobyl Revisited: Children of the Radiation Zone Visit Canada MACLEAN'S ARTICLE LINK

SOURCE 8 → Government Information SCREEN SHOTS

SOURCE 9 Love, Hate, & Propaganda The Cold War Episode 4 IN-CLASS VIDEO CLIP to help debrief the Historical Significance of the Chernobyl Disaster.



CASE 2 The 2016 Killing of Coltan Boushie & the Gerald Stanley Trial     CAUSE & CONSEQUENCE


VISIT Google Classroom POST "Stanley/Boushie Case CAUSE & CONSEQUENCE" under Portfolio Work for the related worksheet, sources and instructions.

SOURCE 1 → PHOTO

SOURCE 2 → KENT MONKMAN PAINTING



CASE 3 9/11 Terrorist Attacks - Was 9/11 a Turning Point for Canada?     CONTINUITY & CHANGE


VISIT Google Classroom POST "9/11 CONTINUITY & CHANGE" under Portfolio Work for the related worksheet, sources and instructions.

SOURCE 1 → PHOTO

SOURCE 2 → PHOTO


SOURCE 3 The Economist Magazine September 15th - 21st 2001 Edition PHOTO


SOURCE 4 The Economist Magazine September 15th - 21st 2001 Edition COVER PHOTO



CASE 4 Historical Event Choice     HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE


VISIT Google Classroom POST "Event Choice HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE" under Portfolio Work for the related worksheet, sources and instructions.

CHOICE A     Black Lives Matter Toronto Pride Protest July 2016


SOURCE 1 → PHOTO


SOURCE 2 → DATA

SUPPORTING ARTICLE 1 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2
SUPPORTING ARTICLE 2 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2


CHOICE B      Operation Soap - February 1981 Toronto Bathhouse Raids


SOURCE 1 → PHOTO

Anti-Gay Protestor Attacks a Gay Activist during a Protest Against the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids.

SOURCE 2 → PHOTO
Toronto Church Street Mural Project Commemorating the 1981 Bathhouse Raids

SUPPORTING ARTICLE to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2
SUPPORTING PODCAST to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2


CHOICE C      Roméo Dallaire on the Rwandan Genocide April 1994

SOURCE 1 Roméo Dallaire QUOTE

SOURCE 2 BOOK COVER PHOTO

SUPPORTING ARTICLE 1 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2
SUPPORTING ARTICLE 2 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1& 2


CHOICE D     The January 2022 Ottawa Freedom Convoy

SOURCE 1 → PHOTO

SOURCE 2 → PHOTO

SUPPORTING ARTICLE 1 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2
SUPPORTING ARTICLE 2 to Help Provide Meaning & Detail to SOURCE 1 & 2



THE OTHER 2 SIDES OF HISTORY THAT ARE WOVEN INTO HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE, CAUSE & CONSEQUENCE, CONTINUITY & CHANGE, & HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Evidence

Moral & Ethical Judgement