Skills AND Content
Marrying skills and content in classrooms is a civil union that everyone can support! Projects allow for deep analysis of content and take the place of broad brush strokes of superficial content 'coverage'.
There simply is no denying that skills trump content in every job that exists on this earth, its moon, and its host galaxy. Without skills like...
...there can be no advancement of content knowledge or application.
Learning a body of knowledge is important for all content fields. Rather than focus on a rote list of historic people, dates, and/or events, many historians have chosen instead to highlight specific themes in history and the patterns that can be associated between and among those themes. This is a more inclusive model, and it strays from the dogmatic approach of listing specific people, dates, and events that must be taught. The danger in creating such a list is that the biases that go along with it are unavoidable. Below is an example of some themes throughout history that serve as umbrellas over many sheltered historical topics:
Systems of Faith
Below is a model for guiding historical analysis through a given theme:
H istorical Significance