How to bring personal connections to middle-school history lessons

05/21/2014 | MiddleWeb

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Sarah Cooper reveals in this article eight ways that educators can make connections with history lessons to life -- while still teaching to state and national standards. Among her suggestions are to give students the tools to think of themselves making history and to understand historical perspectives to view history as complex. "The solution, I believe, lies in the search for meaning through personal connections to history," she writes.

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