Resource: Stanford History Education Group. This is a website with lessons aimed at teaching middle school-aged students and above to "read like a historian;" the lessons require a high level of English language proficiency but could possibly be adapted for students who are at lower levels.

Reading Like an Historian

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum by the Stanford History Education Group engages students in historical inquiry. One of the best history websites that includes lessons and documents.saves time and energy lesson planning!

This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.

Critical Thinking Toolkit Infographic- these are the types of questions a critical thinker is asking when working through inquiries.

By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities.

Zhao Ban (45-116 CE) was the first known female Chinese historian. She wrote extensively about the ideal way in which girls and women should conduct themselves. Her works on this subject were extremely influential in China. The concept of filial piety, or respect for one’s parents and ancestors, is central to Chinese culture, dating back to the philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). Because this piece was written hundreds of years ago in another language, the sentence structure may be difficult…

On Reverence for Parents

Zhao Ban (45-116 CE) was the first known female Chinese historian. She wrote extensively about the ideal way in which girls and women should conduct themselves. Her works on this subject were extremely influential in China. The concept of filial piety, or respect for one’s parents and ancestors, is central to Chinese culture, dating back to the philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). Because this piece was written hundreds of years ago in another language, the sentence structure may be difficult…

A bulletin board inspired by The Stanford History Education Group and their Reading Like a Historian Curriculum. The bulletin board features the historical thinking skills.

Tracy Parks, Susan Watson A bulletin board inspired by The Stanford History Education Group and their Reading Like a Historian Curriculum. The bulletin board features the historical thinking skills.

Actual European Discoveries: Land unknown by humans* before the Age of Exploration, by historian and cartographer Bill Rankin. [*unoccupied by humans at time of discovery by Europeans, though there may have been earlier human inhabitants)

The Places Europeans Actually Discovered, Mapped

Actual European discoveries - land unknown by humans before the Age of Exploration - the Dutchies discovered the most of unknown land, but also the least valuable. according to current population numbers. And they forgot about us discovering Oz?

Role-playing the Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalim!  In groups of 3, students take on the roles of Historian, Developer, and Thespian!  Enjoy!

Ancient China Philosophies! Roleplaying Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism

Role-playing the Chinese Philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalim! In groups of students take on the roles of Historian, Developer, and Thespian!

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Robert E. Lee mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villa

Caerphilly Castle, Wales The second largest castle in Britain, it is famous for having introduced the formidable concentric castle defenses to the Island. It is considered by historian Allen Brown to be "the most elaborate water defenses in all Britain"

Caerphilly Castle, Wales The second largest castle in Britain, it is famous for having introduced the formidable concentric castle defenses to the Island. It is considered by historian Allen Brown to be "the most elaborate water defenses in all Britain"

Our version of a Thanksgiving door decoration

Love is idea for a classroom door decoration. Could also be a bulletin board. Personalized hearts could become paper toppers for student-written lists of thankful thoughts.

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Bulletin Board Ideas for December

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