Thank you for providing me with an excellent source of information about teaching historical thinking. I hope to research a few of the sources mentioned in your answer
to learn more. THis should keep me busy for a while.
By the way, my students are not interested in the history of historical thinking. The parents of a few of my students and I am.
I think that the question I posed was written the wrong way. I am sorry for the possible misunderstanding that I created.
I'm not sure if the sources you mentioned I do more research in speak about what I am looking for.
I was hoping to learn about the history of teaching historical thinking not confined to American education.
For example, we can say that the Scientific Method developed in the 1500s and 1600s in Europe and we can cite specific scientists who promoted this method as a way to teach the natural sciences.
From this time on, the key method to learn science has been the Scientific Method.
Can we do this for the teaching of historical thinking? Can we cite medieval history education or even ancient history education to look for the beginnings of teaching historical thinking?
John De Gree
Good follow up question. This might help.
For a nice short work on the origins of historical theory, check out Arnaldo Momigliano's The Classical Foundation of Modern Historiography. If you're interested in tracking these issues over time, another work worth looking into is Ernst Breisach's Historiography: Ancient, Medieval and Modern.
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