Cynthia Stout spent thirty years with the Jeffco Public Schools in Golden, Colorado, teaching history and social studies at the secondary level. Moving from the classroom to the central office, she wrote curriculum and assessments and worked in professional development for K-12 teachers. Since retiring, she has coauthored Teaching Social Studies Today (2007) and has worked with the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program through the Metropolitan State University of Denver (as highlighted in "From Corn Chips to Garbology: The Dynamics of Historical Inquiry" in the July 2012 OAH Magazine of History). Most recently, she has honed her ability to use the Right Question Institute's process for teaching teachers how to teach students to ask deep and probing historical questions. Currently she is working as the education editor with Colorado Humanities on the Colorado Encyclopedia, providing resources aligned to Common Core and Colorado state standards for K-12 teachers to be included on the encyclopedia's website.
- Assessment and Evaluation in the History Classroom
- Best Practices in Teaching History at the Secondary Level
- Dual Inquiry Process
- Effective Use of Primary Sources in the Classroom
- Teaching Students to Ask Good Questions
- Teaching Students to Think Historically
- Tuberculosis and the Development of Colorado