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Fall 2012




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Interactive Historical Thinking Poster Available Now
With links to lessons, primary sources, teaching ideas, and more, Teachinghistory.org's new interactive historical thinking poster gives you great tools to help your students think like historians! Best of all, it is available for both elementary and secondary classrooms!
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Recording Experiences with First-Graders

Can young students take ownership of their learning? Watch as first-grade students document their field trip with the use of digital cameras. Back in the classroom, they work collaboratively to organize the images and then record personal narratives about the experience. View here.



Michael Yell on Making Every History Lecture Engaging

Is “lecture” a bad word? Most students might think so, but not the kind of lecture middle school teacher Michael Yell proposes! Learn Yell’s strategies for making a lecture interactive such as visual hooks, cooperative learning ideas, quick writes, and more! Learn how.



Stating Your Case: Writing Effective Thesis Statements

Looking for ways to help your students write more compelling thesis statements? Use this guide to teach students what thesis statements are and how to use them effectively in writing Document Based Questions (DBQs), research papers, and other essays. Learn more.

Historical Thinking


Tech for Teachers

What is Historical Thinking?
Wondering how to explain historical thinking and its importance to students, parents, or colleagues? Our historical thinking video can help! Get inspiration for your next lesson, teacher workshop, or back-to-school night. Watch here.


Digital Classroom
Interested in ideas for using technology in your history classroom? Curious how copyright works online? Whether you are a digital native or new to using technology, find resources, ideas, and examples of successful practice in Digital Classroom. Watch now.




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