*Why Study History*-Inspired Bulletin Boards

Why Study History

I love it!  High school and middle school history teachers are reading Why Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past and finding bulletin board material.

Matt, a seventh-grade history teaching in Illinois, posts this (with additional inspiration from Stanford history education guru Sam Wineburg):

Historical Thinking

Here are some pics from Tom, a high school history teacher in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area:


Grayam 2

Of course I am not the author of the “5cs of historical thinking.”  That honor belongs to Thomas Andrews and Flannery Burke.  But I do write about them extensively in Why Study History?

If you are using Why Study History? in your class this year, or have some bulletin board material you would like to share, I would love to hear from you!

One thought on “*Why Study History*-Inspired Bulletin Boards

  1. John,

    I just started reading a book on the history of The Exodus last night. The author, Richard Elliott Friedman, placed an interesting quote at the outset of the preface.

    “History’s a thing not easily captured
    And once deceased not easily exhumed

    R.E. Friedman’s misquotation of Dan Fogelberg”

    That is a very clever thought, especially when dealing with archaeologically based history. I don’t know if you think it might be too nuanced for use in the public school history classes?


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