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By Bobbie Malone and Nikki Mandell

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Thinking Like a Historian


Authors and Contributors


Photo of author Nikki Mandell, Ph.D.
Nikki Mandell
Nikki Mandell, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in history at the University of California-Davis. She is a member of the history department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she teaches American and global women's history, U.S. business history, U.S. social history and courses in historical methods and research. She is the author of "The Corporation as Family: The Gendering of Corporate Welfare, 1890-1930."




Photo of author Bobbie Malone, Ph.D.
Bobbie Malone
Bobbie Malone, Ph.D., is former director of the Office of School Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society (1995-2011). With a master's degree in elementary education, she taught school for 10 years before taking a doctorate in American History from Tulane University. Malone is the author of "Rabbi Max Hiller: Reformer, Zionist, Southerner, 1860-1929" and co-author of the fourth-grade textbook, "Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story," which is designed around the Thinking Like a Historian framework.

Nikki Mandell and Bobbie Malone served as project partners in the Teaching American History program that developed and field-tested the Thinking Like a Historian framework.

* To access the 30-minute instructional video, scroll to the bottom of the UW Whitewater "Thinking Like a Historian" page. Video requires Adobe Flash Player.

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