Framework for Historical Research

This F4HR includes a sequence of skills for each step in an inquiry-based research process aligned to learning standards. A selection of skill-building resources and tools is provided for each research skill.
Skill pages include links to Teacher Resources and a Research Glossary.

Encounter
  1. Initiate the research process.
  2. Build background knowledge.
  3. Explore the information landscape and identify resources.
  4. Create and refine your research question.

Search & Gather
  1. Use time-management strategies and tools.
  2. Practice ethics and cite sources.
  3. Use search strategies, resources, and inquiry tools.
  4. Evaluate sources.
  5. Summarize important information and take notes.
  6. Reflect and collaborate.

Create
  1. Use time-management strategies and tools.
  2. Practice ethics and cite sources.
  3. Use search strategies, resources, and inquiry tools.
  4. Evaluate sources.
  5. Summarize important information and take notes.
  6. Reflect and collaborate.

Share
  1. Use time-management strategies and tools.
  2. Practice ethics and cite sources.
  3. Use search strategies, resources, and inquiry tools.
  4. Evaluate sources.
  5. Summarize important information and take notes.
  6. Reflect and collaborate.