Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives. Four investigations of central topics from post-civil war U.S. history, with activities that foster historical thinking and encourage students to form reasoned conclusions about the past. Resources for instructors, pre-service teachers and teacher-educators offering classroom materials and strategies, examples of student and teacher work, and supplementary sources.
"I recently attended a substantive conversation workshop. We used some “oldie but goodie” collaborative learning and conversation starter tools to get the people moving and talking. For each of these activities you may want to use an online stopwatch (http://www.online-stopwatch.com/). I listed the conversation starters and resources/handouts here, perhaps you would like to try some of them in your classroom or professional development activities:""