Daisy Martin

Daisy Martin

Daisy Martin is the director of history performance assessment at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. Her work focuses on the practice, theory, and research regarding powerful teaching and learning in K-12 history and civics classrooms. Creating open educational resources that are focused on historical thinking has been a key aspect of that work. The former director of history education at http://teachinghistory.org, she also cofounded the Stanford History Education Group and coauthored the award-winning book, Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School Classrooms (2nd edition, 2012), and the website Historical Thinking Matters. A former California public high school teacher, Martin now works with teacher-candidates at the University of California Santa Cruz and Stanford. Her current projects focus on the research, development, and use of performance-based history assessment and its role in putting historical thinking and literacy at the center of the history classroom.

Lectures

  • Weaving Worthy Tasks: Designing History Assessments for Historical Thinking and Literacy
  • What’s Historical Thinking Got to Do with the Common Core?
  • Teaching Place-Based Historical Inquiry: The Golden Gate National Recreation Area as Case Study
  • Multiple Stories, Multiple Sources: Engaging Students in Investigating the Dust Bowl and the Nature of History
  • Developing Teacher Workshops for Teaching Historical Investigation