There’s no perfect teaching recipe that balances patriotism and civic responsibility, says middle school history teacher Lauren Brown. But if educators attempt to ignore the low points in America’s past, they’ll insult students’ intelligence and lose their trust.
Category: Historical thinking
Evaluative questions that encourage the development of evidence based opinions help students learn to view history “as a complex narrative.”
Our history bloggers describe a beginning-of-course activity that helps students think about what history really is – by experiencing the work historians do.