Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction
By Nikki Mandell and Bobbie Malone
136 pages, 25 b/w photos, charts and worksheets, 8.5 x 11"
"This is an excellent work! It is very thought-provoking and unique." -Michael Yell, President, National Council for the Social Studies
"I've found TLH Instruction and Assessment Planning Rubric an amazing tool for teachers using the inquiry method that crosses all content areas." -Susan Hamblin, Madison Metropolitan School District Social Studies Instructional Resource Teacher
"The authors of this curriculum guide were not afraid to offer evidence of not only good history teaching, but also examples illustrating ineffective history instruction based on distortion, presentism, and the myth that the hard work of historical inquiry must be fun." -Greg Wegner, Educational Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
"Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction" by Nikki Mandell and Bobbie Malone is a teaching and learning framework that explains the essential elements of history and provides "how to" examples for building historical literacy in classrooms at all grade levels. With practical examples, engaging and effective lessons, and classroom activities that tie to essential questions, "Thinking Like a Historian" provides a framework to enhance and improve teaching and learning history. We invite you to use "Thinking Like a Historian" to bring history into your classroom or to re-energize your teaching of this crucial discipline in new ways.
The contributors to "Thinking Like a Historian" are experienced historians and educators from elementary through university levels. This philosophical and pedagogical guide to history as a discipline uses published standards of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the National Council for History Education, the National History Standards and state standards for Wisconsin and California.