About Our Worksheets
These worksheets have been developed for use with the News in Review video and resource guide. They have been designed to promote thoughtful engagement with the written guide material. The worksheets will allow students with different learning styles (e.g., those who process information graphically) to achieve a greater level of historical literacy as it relates to current events. To assist you in identifying areas where a student worksheet may be useful, you will find an icon located in the News in Review resource guides for certain stories.
Most of the current events explored in News in Review have a historical component. That is, no current event happens out of the blue, without prior cause. In fact, most major current events happen as a result of a number of complex and layered causes. The worksheets contained in the links below will help you to place current events in a larger context for students through the use of historical thinking concepts.
The information in these worksheet are based on the research of Professor Peter Seixas, at the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, University of British Columbia. For more information on working with historical thinking concepts in your classroom — including free teacher-developed lesson plans — visit the The Historical Thinking Project at historicalthinking.ca