At a Glance

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Learn how to teach your students historical thinking with this informative video from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Thinking Like a Historian

This 30-min. video, introduces the Thinking Like a Historian approach developed by Dr. Nikki Mandel and Dr. Bobbie Malone. The approach frames history as detective work and focuses on steps such as asking questions, using multiple sources, and synthesizing information and ideas. This video includes vignettes from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms showing the approach in action with accompanying teacher commentaries, as well as commentaries by the authors.

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