Sam Wineburg Thinking Like A Historian Analysis

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Thinking Like a Historian Reflection Sam Wineburg’s Thinking Like a Historian is a well thought out document about the importance of not simply memorizing the facts of history but encouraging students to learn and discover history themselves thought primary sources. I agree with Sam on the importance of students using logic and discovery skills instead of just memorizing facts. When I discover something myself it makes it more personal and easy to relate to than just being lectured at. I found it interesting that many historians argue over the meaning of facts and the intentions of historical figures. The goal of historical thinking is to teach students to second guess their first opinion when reading a document and to think for themselves.

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