Further enrich history lessons by integrating the language of decision making
The Decision Education Foundation (DEF) developed this curriculum to bring the study of US history alive as well as providing students with important tools and skills that are critical, but not commonly taught. Using a decision focused approach to the study of history can enhance the students’ experience and learning at the same time as helping students develop greater capacity to chart their path in life. A randomized study of incorporating decision skills in US History classrooms showed improvements in both academic scores and decision making competence.
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Unit 2: The Colonial Period 1600 - 1783
Unit 4: Social and Economic Developments
Unit 5: Civil War Period 1840-1877
Unit 7: Times of Uncertainty 1917-1945
Unit 8: The Post War Era 1945-1970