Tag Archives: Historical Thinking

Social Studies @ CSU is hiring!

CSU undergraduates: Interested in working for the blog this summer?  The CSU Office of Research has generously funded two undergraduate summer 2015 research positions for Social Studies @ CSU! Dr. Rose and Dr. Souther are sponsoring a project called “History Speaks: Using Oral Histories to Teach Historical Thinking.”  This project focuses on the uses of oral history […]

Conclusion: Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology in Classrooms

Reflecting on the “Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology” summer blog series, I want to close with a discussion about how historical thinking and technological resources are actually implemented within classrooms. As I consider the research and information on the topic, I have to wonder if many teachers realize that they are already employing historical thinking […]

Modern World History: Document-Based Question Assignments

For this posting, I decided to interview a student who was recently enrolled in Dr. Shelley Rose’s World History class at Cleveland State University. While participating in the class, this student was asked to complete a document-based research project, in which they used primary source documents to better understand a particular historical topic. The student […]

Resources: Connecting Modern World History with Technology

As stated in my previous posting, this feature will focus on technological resources that educators can implement within their Modern World History courses. EyeWitness to History, World History for Us All, and StudentsFriend.com all provide teachers with engaging lesson plans and activities in order to help their students analyze primary and secondary source materials and […]

Modern World History: Developing Globally-Conscious Students

As the “Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology” series quickly comes to an end, it is important to discuss how the current Ohio standards for Modern World History courses connect with the research of historical thinking done by Sam Wineburg and Daisy Martin It is also crucial that educators understand how to implement technology into their […]

Resources: Connecting Contemporary World Issues with Technology

In order to help teachers incorporate the themes I discussed in my previous Contemporary World Issues posting, this post provides resources and links to activities, lesson plans and content that can aid educators in making their students more globally-conscious learners. Lesson Planet, the Peace Corps website for students and Globalization 101 all provide resources that […]

Financial Literacy: Teacher’s Perspective on Connecting Technology and Content

Garfield Heights Middle School Financial Literacy teacher Joe Petit shares his thoughts on historical thinking and technology in Economics courses – also see his Teacher Spotlight feature from October 2013. How do you use technology in your classroom? Technology is central and can help connect material to a variety of learning styles. I regularly use […]

Connecting Historical Thinking and Contemporary World Issues

According to the United Nations, there are a myriad of contemporary issues plaguing the planet. From problems surrounding adequate housing to human trafficking to matters of water and sanitation, individuals all over the world daily encounter issues that prevent them from living a healthy or equitable life. The Polaris Project estimates that roughly 20.9 million […]

Economics and Financial Literacy: Connecting Current Standards and Technology

According to Daisy Martin’s definition of historical thinking, the current Ohio Economics standards partially emphasize the claim-evidence connection aspect. Students learn, through these courses and standards, that Economic principles are grounded in theory and research and have been tested throughout generations and history. The claim-evidence connection in Economics and Financial Literacy courses allows students to […]

American History: Teacher’s Perspective on Connecting Technology and Content

Rocky River Social Studies teacher Sara Ziemnik shares her thoughts on technology and historical thinking in US history-also see her Teacher Spotlight feature from December 2013. How do you use technology in your classroom? I have an online gradebook, Progressbook, which allows my students and their parents 24/7 access to grades.  I also have my […]

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