…understand how things happen and how things change, how human interactions matter, but also how their consequences are shaped by the means of carrying them out, in a tangle between purpose and process.
Examine O’Sullivan’s picture in small groups to identify events portrayed.
Discuss possible consequences of those events.
Complete a cause and effect chart.
6. Change and Continuity
…comprehend the interplay of change and continuity, and avoid assuming that either is somehow more natural, or more to be expected, than the other.
Lead a discussion about moving
Students fill a shoebox with items they want to take with them if they were to move.
Teacher fills box with items pioneers might take west.
Share and compare boxes for similarities/differences (Venn diagram)
7. History is Unfinished Business
…prepare to live with uncertainties and exasperating-even perilous-unfinished business, realizing that not all ‘problems’ have solutions.