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How Do We Get Students to Think Like Historians?

Terence Beck

Terence Beck

Professor, University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Terry is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Puget Sound. He is the author, with Walter Parker, of Social Studies in Elementary Education. Terry teaches courses in social studies, literacy, and social justice at the graduate and undergraduate level. He was the 2018 recipient of the University’s highest teaching honor, the President’s Excellent in Teaching Award. He worked for 19 years in K-12 schools as a teacher and principal.

Video description

What does historical thinking look like and how do we get students to think like historians? In large part, it comes down to teaching students how to source documents, acknowledge confirmation bias, and ask the right questions when examining both historical and modern-day information.

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When: 07/21/2020 - 5:43pm
Duration: 13:44
Language: English