Wash. state history teacher encourages students to "play detective"

03/29/2013 | Snoqualmie Valley Record (Wash.)

Studying history is like watching the TV show "CSI" and playing the role of detective to figure out how and why events happened, asserts Thomas Burford, a history teacher at Snoqualmie Middle School in Washington state. That passion for knowing why history's great events occurred helped Burford earn the title of Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation's Middle School Educator of the Year. "We have the Declaration of Independence, but why was it written? When we can understand that, then we can start piecing together the American story," he said.

View Full Article in:

Snoqualmie Valley Record (Wash.)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Am
Chicago, IL
Senior ELL Technical Assistance and Curriculum Specialist (8270)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Vice Principal of Academics
Presentation High School
San Jose, CA
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ