Matt Missias, Education Coordinator, NCHE
Presented by National Council for History Education
The COVID pandemic forced education professionals to leverage technology to create unexpected opportunities, but also left too many of us struggling to develop dynamic learning opportunities for students under the realities of teaching and learning remotely and in quarantine. As we emerge from the last year and a half and find our “new normal”, we have an opportunity to rethink how to address historical inquiry in a way that supports teachers wherever they may be.
The National Council for History Education (NCHE) is a professional organization that provides professional and intellectual leadership committed to the teaching and learning of diverse histories. We believe that historical thinking develops a unique capacity to comprehend human situations, challenges, and interactions; it introduces students to the wonders of the past and fosters the ability to make judgments about the present. History’s Habits of Mind articulates this distinctive approach, one that leads towards engaging with and understanding the contemporary world and serves as a foundation for life-long, productive learning and active citizenship.
As history educators we have a unique opportunity to use what is happening around us to shape what is happening in our classrooms, and to understand our world through the lenses and diverse stories of our past. This session will engage teachers in our History’s Habits of Mind to produce authentic historical inquiry with students that is engaging and accesses readily available and free digital resources to produce authentic encounters with history.