Weigh the Evidence

Weigh the Evidence labs are guided document analysis activities where students rate evidence based on how reliable it is and how strongly it supports a historical claim. Students act as analysts answers high interest questions like "Was Robin Hood a real person from history?" and learn to separate their preconceived notions from conclusions based on evidence. These labs work best when completed as a class. You present the exhibits, students analyze them individually, then discuss each as a class before moving on. They could be completed independently or in small groups. You can read more detailed information about how to set up and run these labs here.

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The Renaissance

The Scientific Revolution

The Roman Empire

The Maya

Robin Hood

George Washington

The Era of Good Feelings

War of 1812

The Boston Massacre

John Brown