Historical Thinking Concepts & Critical Thinking Challenges

Historical Thinking Concepts
We’ve provided a guideline to critical historical literacy based on the Historical Thinking Project’s six key concepts:

  1. Establish historical significance
  2. Use primary source evidence
  3. Identify continuity & change
  4. Analyze cause & consequence
  5. Take historical perspectives
  6. Understand ethical dimensions
  7. Critical challenge (from the Critical Thinking Consortium)
History/social studies
Historical significance:
Primary sources:
Continuity & change:
Cause & consequence:
Historical perspective:
Ethical dimensions:
Critical challenge: