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CHS students learn historical thinking skills

Campbellsville High School students are sharpening their historical thinking skills.

 

And, students are taking their learning outside.

 

AP U.S. history students in Susan Dabney’s class recently learned about the concept of contextualization, which is the act of putting information into context.

 

Dabney asked students to partner with a classmate and spend a few minutes outside, looking at everything they could see from the front of their school building.

 

Students wrote down their surroundings, including nearby buildings, landscaping, cars, people and much more.

 

When they were back in the classroom, Dabney discussed how the students can use contextualization to explain the CHS campus to others.

 

On the AP exam for their class, she said, students will be required to use contextualization when analyzing historical events.

 

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Davon Cecil work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization. Their teacher, Susan Dabney, is at right.

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Davon Cecil work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization. Their teacher, Susan Dabney, is at right.

 

CHS juniors Evan McAninch, at left, and Spencer Swafford work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Evan McAninch, at left, and Spencer Swafford work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Jason Agee, at left, and Christina Phipps work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Jason Agee, at left, and Christina Phipps work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Davon Cecil work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Ian McAninch, at left, and Davon Cecil work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Jeremiah Jackson, at left, and Jaylah Tucker work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Jeremiah Jackson, at left, and Jaylah Tucker work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Glenn Lamer, at left, and Chloe Gupton work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Glenn Lamer, at left, and Chloe Gupton work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Jackson Hinton, at left, and Treyce Mattingly work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Jackson Hinton, at left, and Treyce Mattingly work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

From left, CHS juniors Kyler Rakes, Leslie McKenzie and Brandon Greer work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

From left, CHS juniors Kyler Rakes, Leslie McKenzie and Brandon Greer work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Elizabeth Sullivan, at left, and Hayley Stapleton work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS juniors Elizabeth Sullivan, at left, and Hayley Stapleton work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS AP U.S. history students work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

CHS AP U.S. history students work together to describe their surroundings as they study the concept of contextualization.

 

CHS juniors Treyce Mattingly, center, and Jackson Hinton show their work to teacher Susan Dabney.

CHS juniors Treyce Mattingly, center, and Jackson Hinton show their work to teacher Susan Dabney.





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