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''Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?'' - rethinking history class

Investigate the past - the way professional historians do

Rethink how you teach history with this book (Preview online):

"Students may think they want to be given the answer. Yet, when they are actively engaged in investigating the past - the way professional historians do - they find that history class is not about the boring memorization of names, dates, and facts. Instead, it's challenging fun. Historical study that centers on a question, where students gather a variety of historical sources and then develop and defend their answers to that question, allows students to become actual historians immersed in an interpretive study of the past."