Inner city middle school teacher Aaron Brock describes how he scaffolds the writing of a thesis-driven history essay with good results for students.
Our bloggers share a unit that helps students understand the American Revolution from the perspective of characters who had to choose sides.
It’s tempting to keep well crafted lessons in play long after they are relevant to students, writes history teacher Jody Passanisi. We have to make them new.
Evaluative questions that encourage the development of evidence based opinions help students learn to view history “as a complex narrative.”
History teachers Jody Passanissi and Shara Peters use the QAR reading comprehension tool to improve student skills at analyzing and inferring from text.
Teacher Aaron Brock completes a 3-part series about games in history class with insights about skill building, concept reinforcement & discrete knowledge.
Our history bloggers describe a beginning-of-course activity that helps students think about what history really is – by experiencing the work historians do.
What should new social studies teachers keep in mind as they begin their first year in the classroom? Our three Future of History bloggers have tips!
Middle school teacher Aaron Brock describes how he leads urban students to create their own history games and why this is a powerful learning experience.