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Laura Westhoff on how her history research and teaching work together

How can historians use the scholarship of teaching and learning to bridge the gap between what historians do and what students learn? Laura Westhoff (Univ. of Missouri St. Louis) discusses how her early interest in teaching and her research on the social construction of knowledge helped lead her...


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David Pace on the high stakes of history teaching and learning

How can historians use the scholarship of teaching and learning to bridge the gap between what historians do and what students learn? David Pace (Indiana Univ. Bloomington), one of the historians who has pioneered research into history teaching and learning in the United States, talks about the...


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What Does It Mean to Think Historically? by Thomas Andrews and Flannery Burke

One of the most popular articles on teaching to appear in Perspectives on History in the past five years, this essay outlines the "five C's of historical thinking." Andrews and Burke outline tactics for using historical thinking in K-12 and post-secondary classrooms as well communicating...


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Class-sourcing History: Teaching Students, Serving the Public, and Staying Relevant

Wesearch constantly for ways to teach students better, to serve our discipline,profession, and the broader public more fully, and to stay relevant in thisdigital era. I would like to propose one strategy that has the potential toadvance our collective capacity on all of these fronts: a new...