Ch 59: Teaching & Instruction Strategies for the History Classroom

About This Chapter

This chapter contains a series of short lessons about teaching and instruction strategies for the history classroom. Through reviewing these lessons, you can learn about how to design your classroom to optimize learning and different techniques and tools to use to develop your history teaching style.

Teaching & Instruction Strategies for the History Classroom - Chapter Summary

Make use of these lessons created by our subject experts to view instruction strategies and develop your skills in teaching history. You will see information regarding how to make use of local people and places when teaching history, and getting your students to think like historians. Additional lesson topics include:

  • Social studies literacy strategies
  • Strategies used across content areas for teaching reading and writing
  • Using writing as a way of learning history concepts and skills
  • Making use of technology in teaching history
  • Maximizing learning through a well-designed history classroom
  • Teaching history by integrating art and media

Keeping the lessons short will help you make continuous, steady progress on these studies. Log in from your computer or mobile device whenever you have a few minutes, as you can get through a lesson or two within a short period of time. We include a quiz along with each lesson as an assessment of how well you understood the material you just studied.

10 Lessons in Chapter 59: Teaching & Instruction Strategies for the History Classroom
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Basics of History Instruction: Strategies & Examples

1. Basics of History Instruction: Strategies & Examples

In this lesson, we explore history instruction and some of the techniques and activities that can help your students better engage with the material, develop critical thinking skills, and understand key concepts.

Using Local Places & People in History Instruction

2. Using Local Places & People in History Instruction

Your local community and the people who live there can be great resources for teaching History. This lesson will discuss how to help students make real life connections between the information they are learning and the area in which they live.

Teaching Students to Think Like Historians

3. Teaching Students to Think Like Historians

In this lesson, we discover some of the teaching techniques and exercises you can use to get your students to begin thinking, researching, and writing like historians.

Literacy Strategies for Social Studies

4. Literacy Strategies for Social Studies

Students may find reading about social studies topics challenging. In this lesson, we will learn about literacy strategies designed to help students with comprehension and independent thinking. Take a quiz after the lesson to test your knowledge.

Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

5. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.

Learning History Concepts & Skills Through Writing

6. Learning History Concepts & Skills Through Writing

In this lesson we discover the importance of writing for knowledge retention, and the different techniques and exercises which can aid students' retention of history concepts and material.

Using Technology in the History Classroom

7. Using Technology in the History Classroom

This lesson discusses why the use of technology in history classrooms is important. It also discusses how teachers can use technology while teaching the class as a whole and how they can incorporate technology when students are in small groups.

Designing a History Classroom to Maximize Learning

8. Designing a History Classroom to Maximize Learning

The layout, design, and decoration of your history classroom can enhance the learning experience for your students. This lesson will provide some initial ideas to get you started.

Activities for Integrating Math & History in the Classroom

9. Activities for Integrating Math & History in the Classroom

Combining math and history in the curriculum is important because they are both intertwined as math has shaped our history and vice versa. In this lesson we will discuss various examples of activities that can be used to engage K-12 students in learning history and math.

Integrating Art & Media in History Instruction

10. Integrating Art & Media in History Instruction

In this lesson, we explore some of the important things to remember when deciding to incorporate art or other media into your classroom instruction in a history course.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the TExES History 7-12 (233): Practice & Study Guide course

Support