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Photography, Free Speech, 4 July 2010, Flickr CC

Discover how to discuss controversial topics in your classroom without being controversial. [...] »

Photography, Liz Whittaker Telling Stories, 25 July 2008, Jacob Whittaker, Flick

What stories do elementary school students tell about the past? Read this research brief for more about fourth and fifth graders’ thinking processes. [...] »

Photography, Huge Stack of Books at University of Illinois, 2 June 2006, Benjami

Do students need reading skills specific to the history classroom? Click here to discover how reading differs across particular disciplines. [...] »

photographic print, Shirley Chisholm, head-and-shoulders portrait, 1965 November

How do factors such as race and ethnicity shape young peoples’ perspectives the history of race relations? [...] »

Photography, Writing Exams, 15 Jan 2007, Flickr CC

What literacy activities best promote understanding? This study identifies some particularly effective approaches. [...] »

Photography, My students, 27 Feb 2009, Flickr CC

Are tests really the best way to examine student understanding? This summary of VCU professor Gabriel Reich's research examines this question. [...] »

Photography, Native Americans with bicycle, 1938 or 1939, Harris & Ewing, LOC

Discover the influence popular culture and dominant narratives can have on your curriculum and learn how to avoid stereotyping. [...] »

Photography, Sail into History, 11 Sept 2010, F Delventhal, Flickr CC

Use these suggestions to help students write informed historical essays. [...] »

Woodcut, The Triumph of Julius Caesar, 1598, Andrea Andreani, LOC

Do students interpret third-person narratives written by anonymous authors differently than, say, those with a visible author writing in the first person? [...] »

Photo, #23 Stranger..., 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

How do teachers use text- or web-based primary sources in the history/social studies classroom, and why? [...] »

 
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