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Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction Paperback – December 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press; 1 edition (December 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870204386
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870204388
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bobbie Malone, Ph.D., is the co-author of the Student Textbook, Teacher's Edition and Student Activity Guide for Wisconsin: Our State, Our Story. She worked as the Director of the Office of School Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society until 2011. With a master's degree in elementary education, she taught school for 10 years before taking a doctorate in American History. Bobbie has authored and edited many student books and teachers guides on Wisconsin history for the state's classrooms.

Nikki Mandell, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in history at the University of California-Davis. She is a member of the history department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she teaches American and global women's history, U.S. business history, U.S. social history and courses in historical methods and research. She is the author of The Corporation as Family: The Gendering of Corporate Welfare, 1890-1030. Dr. Mandell is co-chair of her university's Social Studies Council.  She served as project director and participating historian in the Teaching American History program that developed and field-tested the Thinking Like a Historian framework.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By denise m dumas on August 11, 2013
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This book is amazing! It is a whole new approach to Social Studies that is both exciting and challenging to students!. I especially like the Unit Plan guidelines. It takes practice to plan in this way, but is so much more effective! Is there a DVD out to go with this?
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Absolutely my favorite resource to teaching historical thinking. As a rather new teacher, this book has shaped the way I approach the teaching of history and how shape my curriculum. I constantly find myself going back and rereading sections of the book and then reteaching the main ideas. The resource section is great for producing handouts for the students and making posters for the classroom. Great resource. Highly recommend.
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Nikki Mandell's book is an excellent resource for American History teachers. Think of it as an HCIS or HCSI for social studies. Mandell offers lots of good critical thinking ideas that can be utilized in the classroom.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy on February 10, 2013
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This book is definitely worth the read. It hits best practices and is easy to use. Lots of good ideas.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy Eiken on July 10, 2014
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Examples are American History...need ancient world info.
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