Shifting the Paradigm of History Education
We provide schools with innovative data-driven history curriculum and professional development to empower students to become thinking citizens.
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“Thinking Nation's online platform created a streamlined process for me to teach historical thinking skills...and made it very engaging for students."
8th Grade Teacher
"Not only did the DBQ challenge the way you structured your argument but it challenged your mindset and made you think outside the box.”
10th Grade Student
“Thinking Nation’s reporting capabilities provide me extremely useful feedback for pinpointing where my students are succeeding and where more guidance is needed.”
Middle School Teacher
A Historian-approved Curriculum that engages students
Our Standards-aligned curriculum for grades 6-12 uses a document-based approach to empower students to analyze effectively, think historically, and write persuasively.
Our Expert reviewers
“I really admire the effort and thought that's been invested in this: it's important, timely and original.”
Professor Emeritus in History, University of York
“Thank you for doing this important work in this strange time when history is being weaponized in all kinds of irresponsible ways.”
Professor of Ancient History, University of West Georgia
“It is very thoughtfully done and would be a great contribution to any curriculum on the Revolution.”
Associate Professor, Early American Republic, The George Washington Univeristy
Data-driven instruction made easier We do the grading in order to both give teachers valuable time back and provide objective data to push learning forward.
We See a Problem
Society is becoming increasingly polarized and our classrooms are struggling to navigate critical issues.
Bigotry over Bias
Bias in itself is not bad if noticed. However, the bigot not only sees the world a certain way, but condemns anyone who sees it differently.
Lack of Perspectives
We often aren't willing to listen to different perspectives. This means we lack empathy when interacting with people different than us.
If we can't understand something in 30 seconds, we don't bother to. We instantly hold opinions on issues we haven't explored deeply.
The Solution is to Cultivate Thinking Citizens
To cultivate thinking citizens and confront the problems we see in civic society, our curriculum empowers students to read closely, think deeply, and write persuasively.
Historical Thinking Skills are transferable to any context. Students who can think historically can enter the ever-evolving public world equipped to think through the challenges that arise.
By allowing students to analyze multiple perspectives in primary sources, they can recognize the complexity of both the past and present. Empathy is formed.
Depth over Breadth
Rather than simply identifying historical moments on a timeline, our curriculum explores unique historical topics in depth, helping students to avoid studying a surface-level past.
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