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“The Victorians” Looks Like A Great Site

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The Victorians: Learn to work like a historian is a new site from The National Archives of the United Kingdom. With a very accessible video guide, you….work like a historian investigating multiple artifacts and take notes in an online notebook. You can then save or print-out your notes.

I was particularly impress by its simple, yet sophisticated, instructional guidelines, which can be easily used away from the site on just about any photo or artifact — historical or not — as a tool for higher-order thinking.

The site uses the acronym “LACE”:

Look

Ask

Conclude

Expand

In other words, it goes something like this:

Look: Describe what you see

Ask: What questions do you need to ask, and answer to make sense of what you have seen?

Conclude: What do the things you have discovered from this source tell about what it was like to be…….

Expand: What more would you like to know? How can you find out?

Because of that guideline’s usefulness, I’m adding this post to The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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