This year in the Social Studies component of the Upper Unit’s Humanities program, we are learning about World History. History is the study of what happened in the past. To introduce our students to this concept, we began by looking at their own histories. Starting with the story of their births, each student was invited to write about four significant moments in their lives.
To gain another perspective and more evidence about their historical events, they were also asked to interview someone else who was present during one of these experiences. This was a fun way to introduce the concept of multiple sources of information and the corroboration of facts, which are so important to building an accurate picture of the past.