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8. Historical Records in the Classroom

Adapt records to your class and the curriculum – not the other way around!

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Lesson Evaluation Techniques and Suggestions:

Historical records lend themselves to evaluation, both at the outset of a unit of study (when they may help a teacher determine what students have already mastered) and at the end of a unit (as a culminating activity). Use historical records to target the skills and content of standards-based instruction. Have students demonstrate understanding by means of essay questions and research papers.

Other evaluation suggestions for which historical records can be used:

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