Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

James Cousins

Second Advisor

Amy Bentz


It is this unit plans goal to introduce middle school students to historiography, which is the history of how history has been written across time. Within this unit plan, students are placed in an inquiry-based environment to dissect varying source materials; during this process, students will focus on three central components that are essential to understanding how history is told, these being content, perspective, and form of writing. Though this subject matter is rarely introduced to students at this age, through the use of an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the strengths of both English and History, careful scaffolding, a collaborative learning environment, attention to student self-efficacy, and key intrinsic motivation pieces, students will retain the key ideas of this unit. Also included are my preliminary research findings, personal teaching pedagogy, unit plan, and all twenty lesson plans.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access