The folks over at the Historical Thinking Project have a contest you might want to know about, especially if you're a teacher and a blogger.
They have been working with teachers across the country to explore how historical thinking can be integrated into History and Social Studies classrooms.
"Teachers are eager to make the changes necessary to transform their classrooms, but getting started can be a bit daunting. You can help by walking us through the steps you've taken to work with historical thinking concepts in your classroom."
Here are the contest rules:
Send a sample Blog entry of no longer than one page. Your entry should reflect your personal style, butshould include a statement of what you wanted to do in your course that day/week, what you did, and a short reflection on how it went. (See Risa Gluskin's Blog on the HT Project site for an example, www.historicalthinking.ca).
If you become our new Blog writer, you will receive a set of classroom posters, a copy of the new PD resource The Big Six: Historical Thinking Concepts, and an honorarium for each entry you write. Plus, the fame and glory that comes with being a writer
Entries should be sent to Jill Colyer (firstname.lastname@example.org), national coordinator of The Historical Thinking Project, by November 30, 2012.