What is History Dilemmas?
History Dilemmas is a free, non-profit, educational resource for history teachers and students.
Why use History Dilemmas?
With History Dilemmas, students can negotiate problems of the past through perspective-taking. Discussing the dilemmas encourages empathy and critical thinking skills.
The dilemmas mostly focus on the perspectives of people who are underrepresented in US History textbooks, including teenagers, women, Black people, and Native American/Indigenous people.
The dilemmas are historical fiction, meaning that they are based on true events, but some details may have been changed or imagined. After each dilemma, the "What Really Happened" section provides a research-based explanation of the real events that inspired the dilemma.
About the author
Chris Seeger, PhD is the creator of History Dilemmas. Seeger is a US History teacher and education researcher.