Beyond the Bubble: Assessing Historical Thinking

During this interactive institute, participants will explore how to use and adapt assessments of historical thinking. Session 1 will focus on the design principles of Beyond the Bubble assessments; session 2 will focus on integrating assessment in instruction; and session 3 will focus on adapting and creating Beyond the Bubble history assessments. This three-session institute will address the following topics:

  • Assessing students’ historical thinking
  • Adapting and building document-based history assessments
  • Incorporating formative assessment into inquiry-based history lessons.

Each session will include opportunities to engage with Stanford History Education Group materials as part of a large group and in small breakout groups. Participants will learn strategies for implementing these resources in their classrooms.

Participants will receive a digital record of completion. Participants who complete the course and assigned homework will be eligible for 1 CEU, issued by the Stanford Center for Professional Development.

This course is a re-run of the Beyond the Bubble: Assessing Historical Thinking course offered in March 2022.


Dr. Joel Breakstone and Dr. Brad Fogo

How Much It Will Cost


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Online, instructor-led
Mar 1 - Mar 15, 2023 Wed 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
10 Hours
Stanford Graduate School of Education