Thinking About Historical Thinking
Respond to Lévesque
Instructions: Step 1 of 1
In this activity, reflect on your reading of Stéphane Lévesque's Thinking Historically in relation to Sam Wineburg's "Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts." Answer the following questions:
- To what degree is Lévesque describing a "threshold concept" when he discusses student's difficulties making sense of the past?
- Revisit your answer to the first question about Wineburg's conclusions. How is Lévesque's understanding of student learning different from Wineburg's?
- Lévesque places greater emphasis on experiential learning than Wineburg. In what ways do you think that experiential learning might lead students to different conclusions about historical evidence?