The Transformation of History Instruction Technology has forever changed the way that History classes are taught. Once, not very long ago, history classes relied upon two key sources of information: the teacher and the textbook. Students read the textbook, and then the teachers shared their vast knowledge, usually through lecture. Research assignments were key, but … Continue reading The Transformation of History Instruction
While the goals of the history classroom have remained for the most part consistent over time, what has changed dramatically in recent years is our ability to access an abundance of resources and tools that can make the process of learning and the expression of that learning come alive for the students in our classrooms.
When I think back to how I used to use worksheets and textbooks in class I am a little embarrassed. I hand them the book, they move info from the book to a sheet, then I collect the sheet. Awesome, now we are all smarter and I have a pile of grading to do. How … Continue reading Fact Checking our Textbook- Source Analysis and Critical Thinking