Thinking beyond the History Course

Peter Lapre Park East High School
New York, New York

Historical thinking has reframed the way we teach history classes, but what about other social studies courses like economics, government, and even electives? This talk outlines an approach to center all of your classes in thinking skills. It explains what it means to know how to do something and why that is necessary to help your students take informed action in their lives. You will hear specific examples of this recentering in three different courses, including potential culminating projects, and leave with the guiding principles to apply such shifts to your own courses.

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