"Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?": Teaching Historical Thinking In Grades 7-12
240 pages • 7½ x 9¼
Students may think they want to be given the answer. Yet, when they are actively engaged in investigating the past —the way professional historians do —they find that history class is not about the boring memorization of names, dates, and facts. Instead, it's challenging fun. Historical study that centres on a question, where students gather a variety of historical sources and then develop and defend their answers to that question, allows students to become actual historians immersed in an interpretive study of the past.
By the end of the book, teachers will have learned how to teach history through a lens of interpretive questions and interrogative evidence that allows both student and teacher to develop evidence-based answers to history's greatest questions.
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