History Ed Blog Circle: A monthly feature

January’s Topic: Teaching students a list of facts about the past vs. teaching them to think historically

Interested in contributing a 750-1200 word blog post that discusses this theme?
What I imagine is a group of history teachers who will, on a monthly basis, tackle a question or theme. After this month, we can create a method for submitting and choosing topics to write about. As we read each other’s posts, we can further discuss and elaborate so that we can support and learn from each other. I will post your response, or a link to your response, on my blog. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested in contributing.

This month's post is due by Friday, January 31.
Please let me know if you are interested by leaving a comment below or by messaging me on Twitter: @joetabhistory.
Joe http://teachhistorywell.blogspot.com/

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What are some of your classroom/teaching goals for 2014?

1. I am looking to get better at structuring my units and lessons around big questions. My Western Civ class starts over at the end of the month, and I have made a ton of progress finding and formatting source sets for much of the course.
2. As my AP Government class comes to a close for this academic year, I am transitioning to a general Economics class. I'd like to establish a regularly occurring #econchat, a la #hsgovchat. Unfortunately, the other two #hsgovchat co founders do not also teach Econ.
3. I am looking to blog consistently for the remainder of 2014.
Joe http://teachhistorywell.blogspot.com/