Does History Have to Be Chronological?: Creating Opportunities for Student Inquiry with Conceptual Units

Vicky Lisle
High School Social Studies Teacher
Arlington, Virginia

High school history classes are traditionally taught chronologically, but we can create opportunities for student inquiry and make the content more relevant by designing units based on concepts instead of events. Check out how and why the world history team at Justice High School in Falls Church, VA redesigned its curriculum to be more inquiry-based, and pick up some practical tips for how to make this shift in your own course.