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  • 1.  "What Every History Teacher Needs to Know...But In't Told"

    Posted 03-25-2022 07:37:00 PM
    In this 16-minute video, NCSS member Mike Maxwell identifies six fundamental elements of history education that are a mystery to history teachers because the history-education profession has yet to acknowledge or define them. FFH3. What Every History Teacher Needs to Know...But Isn't Told.

    Agree? Disagree?
    Your thoughts are welcome.

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    Mike Maxwell
    History Educator
    Mancos CO
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  • 2.  RE: "What Every History Teacher Needs to Know...But In't Told"

    Posted 03-26-2022 12:26:00 PM
    Edited by Lance Lane 03-26-2022 04:08:37 PM
    Agree and disagree.   I agree that we are in a limbo situation in History instruction. In my opinion, the lack of History educators coincides with the shortage teachers in the US today.  What are you going to do with a degree in history unless you: 1. Teach K-12, 2. Academic research and teaching in a university setting, or work at a museum where the pay is low. COVID actually brought to light the role of schools in our society.  Parents either empathized with teachers more or began to dislike them because it illuminated the role of schools as day care centers. If you are a K-12 teacher, the load is often very heavy, and it seems every year we are saddled with increased responsibilities of "raising kids" and not being able to actually educate them. The lack of proper Social Studies instructional training is a problem also at the University level.  I don't see an issue with the standards as they relate to the NCSS.  The problem that we are facing at the moment is that we have many who think that we need to teach kids "What to think" and not "How to think".  You mentioned a bit about the thinking skills part in your video. Saludos!

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    Lance Lane
    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
    Shonto AZ
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  • 3.  RE: "What Every History Teacher Needs to Know...But In't Told"

    Posted 03-27-2022 10:14:00 AM
    Lance-
    Definitely been a tough period for teachers, which isn't an easy job in the best of times. Thanks for taking the time to share your views.
    Best,
    -Mike

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    Mike Maxwell
    History Educator
    Mancos CO
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