Teacher Review for Stanford History Education Group

Well developed lesson plans that teach students critical thinking stills

Colby H.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 8, 9
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Practice
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have used/adapted several lesson plans from SHEG. I have always found them easy to use and apply. They give teachers free access to a variety of primary sources and ideas for students to conduct historical investigations into interesting topics. Students often don't like using primary sources but the way these lessons are presented, so that students try to answer some historical question, engages students in critical thinking.
My Take
I think that the SHEG website and lesson plans are a very valuable resource for history teachers. It teaches students historical thinking skills while learning content in more detail. Using these lessons has helped me become a better teacher and serve the needs of my students better.