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  • ISBN: 978-1-77287-006-0
  • Pages: 281
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Overview of resource
  • Sample lesson/chapter
  • Flyer
  • Online supplement
  • Format


  • Audience


  • Special themes

    Historical and geographical thinking

  • Type of resource

    Professional resources

  • Subject area

    Social studies

  • Targeted grade range

    Middle (7-9)
    Senior (10-12)
    Intermediate (4-6)

  • Language


Teaching Historical Thinking (Revised and expanded edition)

Author(s): James Miles, Lindsay Gibson, Mike Denos, Roland Case, Stefan Stipp
Publisher(s): Co-published by The Critical Thinking Consortium and THEN/HIER


Introduce students to six interrelated concepts central to their ability to think critically about history using clear explanations of each concept, teaching suggestions for applying them throughout the curriculum and an extended teaching example.

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I absolutely love the book Teaching About Historical Thinking! I have an Arts Degree in History and an Education Degree majoring in Social Studies, yet this book has completely revolutionized my understanding of teaching historical thinking! I would highly recommend it! Every teacher should have a copy!

—Primary Teacher, Southern Alberta

…thoughtful, insightful, clear, and well written…Teaching About Historical Thinking will…be of great assistance to my teacher candidates as they come to terms with critical thinking and teaching history.

—University instructor and former teacher and department head, Toronto

Teaching about Historical Thinking” is REALLY good – clear, teacher friendly, lots of valuable strategies, and most important honouring what it means to “do history”.

—High school teacher, Toronto

Ministry approvals

This title is Ministry approved for use in the following subjects, grade levels and provinces: Social Studies: 11 (Manitoba)