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Historic Stories, Fictional Accounts: Achieving Multiperspectivity

Dec 12 2011
Nonfiction texts are great sources for learning about historical events and figures. However, do fictional accounts also have a place in the history classroom? [...] »

Sifting for Sources

Nov 11 2011
Curious to discover how to introduce young learners to primary and secondary sources? Click here now! [...] »

Stop and Source!

Nov 11 2011
Students get more out of historical photographs when they take the time to explore who took them, where, and why. [...] »

Brain-based Research

Oct 10 2011
What's in a brain? Quite a lot actually! Discover how brain research relates to the history classroom. [...] »

APPARTS Strategy: Origins and Implementation

Jun 6 2011
Engrain the APPARTS strategy into young students, and they'll be well on their way to AP-level performance. [...] »

Teaching the History of Teaching History

Nov 11 2010
So you know you love teaching history, but do you know the history behind teaching history? [...] »


Jul 7 2010
What is contingency? What does it have to do with K-12 historical thinking? [...] »

Multiperspectivity: What Is It, and Why Use It?

Dec 12 2009
Simply pondering "multiperspectivity" (a European term for "multiple perspectives") introduces the concept. [...] »

Performance Assessments Requiring Historical Analysis

Oct 10 2009
When you want your students to think, rather than just remember. [...] »