Future of History

Teaching Students to Read Laterally, Like Fact Checkers – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Those of us who have used the Stanford History Education Group’s wealth of materials, from assessments to primary sources, will not be surprised to learn that founder Sam Wineburg’s new book is a game changer for history teachers. Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone), published by the University of Chicago (2018), contains too many deep and different ideas to talk about in one blog post. I’ll focus on one of the book’s best insights:…

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The Learning Power of Lesson Cliffhangers and Connectors – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog I started saying it because it amused me: Stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode in which we will look at the part of the Declaration of Independence that Thomas Jefferson cut out because it was so controversial… Or… Now that the United States has acquired the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam, tomorrow we will look at the key piece of the puzzle that will connect America’s new empire… Then I began to notice students talking to each other…

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