Teaching History: Fostering Historical Thinking Across the K-16 Continuum

The Inaugural Teaching History conference was hosted in May 2015.

We will host a new conference May 5-6, 2017. More Information.

2015 Conference Program

Photos: Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the conference. A write up about the conference can be found here.

Virtual Attendance: Check out the conference on Storify.


2015 Keynote Speakers:

  • Sam Wineburg, Stanford University
  • Bruce VanSledright, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Lunch session with Bob Bain, University of Michigan

2015 Conference Goals:

  • How do we teach the habits of the historical mind at across the K-16 continuum? 
  • How can educators across all levels support the teaching of historical thinking across the K-16 continuum?
  • How can new platforms (social media, digitized archives, etc.) contribute to developing historical literacy?
  • How can we assess the acquisition of historical thinking and literacy skills?
  • What innovative pedagogical methods are being implemented with great effect in history classrooms?

Hosts: Simo Mikkonen, University of Jyväskylä, the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, the UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, and the UC Berkeley Department of History.