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Forming Lesson Plans Around State Mandates

Oct 10 2010
How do you teach the effects of WWI on art and literature? Transforming a content standard into a solid lesson plan. [...] »

Using Visual Fine Arts to Enrich Understanding

Sep 9 2010
The socio-cultural impact of historic events or time periods and the interpretation through various forms of media. [...] »

Deciphering Primary Source Documents

Sep 9 2010
Create scaffolding and careful preparation of documents to promote student understanding of primary sources. [...] »

Researching for a Research Topic

Sep 9 2010
Paring down a larger idea to answer one specific question. [...] »


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

America: The Story of US

Jun 6 2010
Remember that any historical story, of the U.S. or otherwise, can be useful as long as it's taken with a grain of salt. [...] »

Teaching the Transcontinental Railroad

Jun 6 2010
From Chinese immigrants to the Golden Spike, explore the history of the transcontinental railroad. [...] »

A Larger Global or Interregional Story

May 5 2010
Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching the big picture? [...] »

Building a Class on Native American History

Apr 4 2010
Museums, colleges, and tribes are invaluable for gathering course-building materials on Native American history. [...] »

Tackling Tough Topics

Mar 3 2010
Race, ethics, stereotyping—all are thorny issues integral to our history. How can you encourage empathy? [...] »