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Does Not Exist in the Abstract

The Common Core is a potential step forward for history curriculum nationwide. It actually has history standards, but makes little reference to historical thinking (e.g., sourcing, contextualization, corroboration). For the Common Core to seriously address historical thinking (and, ultimately, critical thinking), we need to … Continue reading

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One of my many failures as a teacher of U.S. history (or shall we say “areas for development“) is around civics. My curriculum is filled with opportunities for teaching civics, but I rarely track student mastery of these concepts and … Continue reading

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