Let’s Play ‘History As A List’ by Robert Krulwich is a very interesting post over at NPR.

In it, he gives various examples of describing history as a…list. Here is one example:

* stone
* bronze
* iron
* plastic
* bits

He has lots of other great models. Looking for patterns and categories is definitely an indication of higher-order thinking, so I’m going to try having students do something like this as a project. I’ll show them some examples, and then see what they can come up with.

What do you think?