Teaching historiography in middle school and early high school: It's easier than you think!

Jillian Turner, History Teacher
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

History has a history; it's a changing, living, contested discipline. This is something we’re all familiar with as educators, but we tend to leave explicit discussion of this out of our classrooms until students reach the final years of high school. In this talk, Jillian Turner shares three strategies for introducing students 12 years and older to the ideas and language of historiography so that they can develop the skills to engage with public debate about the histories that are important to them.

Jillian a high school history teacher living and working in sunny Sydney. She loves coffee, the beach and days with her super cute three year old and his dad. Classroom discussions about history, society and our world keep her excited about her job!

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