If you think you're going to get away from your science teacher in a history class, you're very wrong! You can apply the scientific method to a history class! You can see from shows like Secrets of the Castle, Edwardian Farm, Victorian Farm, and Tudor Monastery Farm that there is a science to what they're doing, even though they are living in a historic era. I would call it this type of history, Experimental History.
So the scientific method is this:
So how does that fit into a history class?
Check out this Episode of A Stitch in Time on YouTube and observe how the scientific method is applied to designing and creating a historic outfit. Even historic costumers apply the scientific method to their work when they create costumes for a TV show or play.
If at the start of the year, there needs to be a sub in a science classroom and your class is learning about the scientific method, consider showing Secrets of the Castle for a lesson in the scientific method! You can put these questions on a worksheet and the students can answer the questions.
Scientific Method - Experimental History Style
Secrets of the Castle Questions:
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