9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Structured Academic Controversy (SAC)

Are classroom discussions about winning the argument or about understanding[...] »

Scholars in Action: Analyzing 19th-Century Letters
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah[...] »

Post-1865

Close Reading of a Primary Document
Photo, Ostrich reads newspaper of caretaker. Flickr

On the website Historical Thinking Matters, a student reads aloud a[...] »

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

Do films capture your students' attention? Introduce them to Roosevelt in[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Why Did It Happen? Making Claims about Cause and Effect

A shift in writing is required, often using new language tools, when making[...] »

Using Technology

Twitter

Does Twitter have value as an educational tool, or does it promote[...] »