A big thank you to the forty-five teachers from across the country and around the world who attended SHEG's professional development workshop “Core Practices for Inquiry-Based History Teaching” at the Stanford Teaching Festival! We appreciated the expertise and enthusiasm you brought each day to the course.
Here's a complete list of the new, revamped, or translated lessons and assessments that we've published since the last school year started (fall 2016):
The Knight Foundation has selected SHEG to receive a grant aimed at improving the flow of accurate information. As part of this initiative, we will create professional development resources for teachers to become better consumers of digital content and classroom-ready materials that teachers can use to help students find and assess information online.
Read about our new research on civic online reasoning in Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew's op-ed, "Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth," out now in Education Week: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/11/02/why-students-cant-google-their-way-to.html
SHEG alum and MSU Professor Maribel Santiago has a new article in the journal Theory & Research in Social Education. "Erasing Differences for the Sake of Inclusion: How Mexican/Mexican American Students Construct Historical Narratives" presents her research on on how students understand the court case Mendez v. Westminster: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2016.1211971.