Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Do Dates Matter? Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking in World History

Deborah Smith Johnston (Upper School History Department Head, Lakeside School, Seattle)

April 6, 2011

One of the AP historical thinking skills focuses on applying chronological reasoning skills to world history. This includes not only causation and periodization, but also thinking about patterns of change and continuity over time. This seminar seeks to help World History teachers pace out the year, using a variety of periodization models and timelines and to consider what level of detail students need to know. Content examples are from both African and Chinese history, as well as from general world history scholarship.

History / Education Studies / World History / Pedagogy / Historiography /