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How do you teach historical inquiry?

Jan 22, 2013 11:11am

Interested in locating professional resources and instructional strategies to support students with historical inquiry and analysis.

  • English Language Arts / Social Studies
  • 6-12
  • Common Core / Engagement / Planning


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    • Feb 28, 2013 1:49pm

      Yes. I was excited to see The Teaching Channel connect with Stanford's work. The units are great and really get primary sources in the hands of students.

      • Jan 29, 2013 10:12am

        I completely agree with Candy. This is one of my favorite series on the site!

        • Oct 24, 2013 9:06am

          I fully agree. I am employing some of PhD Wineburg's resources as well as the wealth of techniques that his and related research have revealed for historical inquiry. I flipped my US History class. Currently my kids are working through resources that I saved from my university days. They have no idea how complex and challenging the work that they are involved in actually is. They are fully engaged, reconstructing the lives and times of the Lowell Girls. Wait until they get to World War One. I am researching the National Endowment for the Humanities' Chronicling America site for editorials from various US regions' newspapers to find how German-Americans, African-Americans, and other specific ethnic groups viewed the potential of US involvement in the war. If all goes well I hope to participate in a panel at ISTE2014 where I will discuss the results.
          this site is instrumental in the success of my class. I avoided pitfalls and gained insights that would have taken much longer to learn had I not taken the time to view and digest a series of videos of historical thinking produced by the Teaching Channel. Kudos to Teaching Channel!