The Difference Between Content and Analysis Standards
Some teachersfeel that the standards are a handcuff. Others see the value
of content standards more as excellent guideposts.Some standards have both
content and analysis standards. When this is the case, it is analysis standards that should guide our practices
and methods. The National Standards, on the other hand, seem to combine content and analysis.
In my research, I have found that most states have
similar content and analytical standards.
Links to Content and Analysis Standards
Historical Thinking Skills
I found this excellent list of analytical standards on the America's History in the Making website. Analytical skills are the most important concepts and skills
that we teachers can leave to our students. America's History in the Making cites the source for this document as:
Kirk Ankeny, Richard del Rio, Gary B. Nash, David Vigilante, eds.,
Bringing History Alive! A Sourcebook for Teaching
United States History
(Los Angeles: NationalCenter for History in the Schools,