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Browse Blog - historical thinking

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Joe Jelen's Ads as Primary Sources: The Ad Council's Historic Campaigns

May 31 2011
Advertisements don't always use ideas to sell products—sometimes they use ideas to sell ideas. Explore the ideas the Ad Council's PSAs have sold, Joe Jelen suggests. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino's Teaching with Class in Mind

May 25 2011
How can you make history relevant to your students? Social studies/history education professor Anthony Pellegrino suggests teaching thematically—in this case, with class and labor. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on National History Day—It's More than Just a Day…and It's More than Just History

May 23 2011
National History Day's categories encourage students to develop 21st-century skills—but 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle says make sure they don't neglect the history! [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Integrating History into 1st-grade Instruction

May 16 2011
U.S. history doesn't usually have its own place in 1st-grade curriculum. How can you integrate it with other subjects? [...] »

Michael Yell's Strategies for Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom

May 9 2011
Combine strategies to create new techniques! Mike Yell combines DBQs and Response Groups. [...] »

Diana Laufenberg on Teaching History Thematically

Apr 20 2011
Teaching chronologically is not always effective. Check out these tips to create a more unique learning experience. [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino's Into the Weeds: Harnessing the Power of Music to Teach Social Studies

Apr 11 2011
Present the context first, or later? Teaching with music can be valuable both ways, says teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

International Aid: How and When the U.S. Helps

Mar 18 2011
With the Mar. 11 earthquake in Japan, your students may be asking about international aid. Here are some places to start learning about when and why the U.S. helps. [...] »

Michael Yell Motivates Students with the Mystery Strategy

Mar 7 2011
Piece together history from a handful of clues with 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell's Mystery strategy. [...] »

What is Historical Thinking?

Jan 10 2011
You can use a number of frameworks to help you understand and teach historical thinking. Teachinghistory.org's Daisy Martin starts you off. [...] »

 
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