In this lesson, our instructor Ron Schooler gives an introduction to the four historical thinking skills. He explains what thinking skills are and why we should learn them, what influences our opinions and beliefs, what we learn in school, the temple to Rama, India, and critical thinking. He then explains crafting historical arguments from historical evidence, chronological reasoning, comparison and contextualization, and historical interpretation and synthesis.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.