Daisy Martin is the founding director of The History & Civics Project
at the University of California Santa Cruz. She previously served as 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 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 high school teacher in the California public schools, Martin has worked with K-12 teachers nationwide and developed and led professional development workshops funded by, among others, the National Parks Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.