Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation
Historical simulations can be powerful for teaching, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn’t a good way to do them.
Voice of Witness: Bring the Power of Oral History to Your Classroom
The need for these books goes beyond curriculum: Reading these stories will make our students better humans.
Deeper Class Discussions with the TQE Method
Want your students to have rich, complex conversations about the texts they read? This method leads to the kinds of classroom discussions you thought only happened in college.
Improving the Way We Teach About Slavery
American Slavery is a difficult topic to teach, and for decades, we haven’t been doing a very good job of teaching it. Learn how the Teaching Hard History framework aims to change that.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism
Although threats and detection software have some impact, the best way to prevent plagiarism is to teach students how to avoid it in the first place.
Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?
Far too many students are doing projects that look creative but offer almost no opportunity for real learning. Time for the Grecian Urns to go.
How to Approach Your Teaching Like a Master Chef
If we want our lessons to have a long-lasting impact on our students, we need to design our instruction the way a chef prepares a good meal.