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Teacher Reaction to the Civil War Unit Pilot

created Jun 03, 2015 11:55 PM
Originally posted on  July 10, 2012  by Shennan Hutton “This was a truly amazing unit. I felt that the kids really learned how to think like historians. Even the lowest readers could make ...

Taking on the Cold War

created Jun 03, 2015 11:54 PM
Originally posted on  June 5, 2012  by Shennan Hutton It turns out the next Blueprint unit we’ll be developing will be on the Cold War. I’m sorry that we won’t be able to do more on the ...

Teaching About Indulgences and the Reformation

created Jun 03, 2015 11:51 PM
Originally posted on  May 9, 2012  by Shennan Hutton How do you explain indulgences to 12-year-olds? It’s easy enough to give them a definition and conclude with the generalization “there were ...

We are Number 3!! A Guest Blog by Nancy McTygue

created Jun 03, 2015 11:49 PM
Originally posted on  April 26, 2012  by Shennan Hutton For years I have railed against the marginalization of history and the related social sciences, in The Source, in formal ...

Preparing History Teachers for the Common Core Standards

created Jun 03, 2015 11:47 PM
Originally posted on  April 11, 2012  by Shennan Hutton Previously I’ve written about my support for the Common Core Reading and Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, ...