Monthly Archives: December 2011

A history “lab”

Here’s an exercise I give students to build their skill in working with primary sources and also to let them explore for themselves the question we’re tackling.

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Getting the Facts out of the Way

As a history teacher, I have a stormy relationship with “the facts.” I deeply believe that my goal as a teacher is not to move a certain quantity of information from my head to the students’ heads but to help … Continue reading

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