Teaching With Themes promotes thematic instruction, specifically in middle and high school social studies courses. Social history themes are the focus of this website, but instructional themes can be developed for every discipline.


Cynthia W. Resor, the author of the books featured on this website, taught high school social studies and six grade before deciding to pursue her dream of obtaining a Ph.D. in history. She is currently a professor at Eastern Kentucky University and has taught undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses, social studies for teachers, medieval history, U.S. History survey courses, humanities, and led study abroad classes. She has conducted a wide variety of professional development sessions, published several articles in various journals related to history and social studies education, and served as a history consultant for a Teaching American History grant.


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