Making History Graphic Types of Students Work in History

Author: Daniel C. Knowlton
Publisher: Ferrero Press
ISBN: 1443717576
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Making History Graphic; Types Of Students' Work In History. FOREWORD One of the sound principles of current education is that no one can get another persons education for him. The teacher can condition the pupil, provide the materials, pry open a box of new ideas, while the student has his intellectual eyes turned in the right direction but the pupil must capture ideas for himself and find his own means of fastening them to objects within the territory which he already occupies. True, the teacher may strike his opening wedge into hollow and resounding storecases, and open them with fervor without knowing how empty they are. Both teacher and student may pass to one another hollow words as symbols for ideas that are absent. The true teachers task is to expose real ideas to the sensitive recording emulsion which an awakened student provides. Then teacher and student may co-operate in developing the deposit of siIver or other precious substance, but the student holds the negative and he alone can print his completed picture. History presents unexcelled opportunities for the types of student work just suggested. Things to be done by the student are constantly appearing to those who can see new things in an old landscape. This book contains samples of such student work. Many of them are in themselves highly instructive. Their best use, however, may be not in themselves but in suggesting to students elsewhere the hundreds of other good ways for giving graphic and lasting meaning to various factors in history. The book is presented, not as a text in history, nor as a connected study of any one phase or period of history, but as a series of illustrations of ways in which one teachers students have used historical data and situations in the progress of their studies.

Making History Mine

Author: Sarah Cooper
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107657
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Built around eight themes - examining the role of the individual, understanding point of view, assessing the impact of rhetoric, finding patterns in the past, writing analytically, connecting current events to historical precedents, igniting passion through research, and exploring ethics and morals - Making History Mine offers young adolescents a window to the wider world. This comprehensive volume gives teachers and students a solid framework for exploring and understanding history, including how to analyze primary source documents, extrapolate themes, and detect bias in a historian's argument." -- Back cover.

History Class Revisited

Author: Jody Passanisi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317266811
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn new approaches to teaching history in middle school so students are more engaged in the big ideas and eager to examine the world around them. Co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, this practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of middle schoolers, who are in the midst of many social and emotional changes and need to see why the study of history matters to their own lives. Author Jody Passanisi shares helpful strategies and activities to make your social studies class a place where students can relate to the material, connect past history to present events, collaborate with others, think critically about important issues, and take ownership of their learning. Topics include: Reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources for deeper comprehension of historical issues Developing a written argument and defending it with supporting details and cited sources Examining the social context of a historical event and tracing the historical underpinnings of present day issues Using field trips, games, and Project Based Learning to make learning history a fun and interactive experience Assessing your students’ progress using self-reflection, projects, essays, and presentations The appendices offer resources for each of the topics covered in the book as well as reproducible Blackline Masters of the charts and diagrams, which can be photocopied or downloaded from our website (http://www.routledge.com/products/9781138639713) for classroom use.

Doing History

Author: Linda S. Levstik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317815696
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Now in its fifth edition, Doing History offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social studies curriculum. The premise is that children can engage in valid forms of historical inquiry—collecting and analyzing data, examining the perspectives of people in the past, considering multiple interpretations, and creating evidence-based historical accounts. Grounded in contemporary sociocultural theory and research, the text features vignettes in each chapter showing communities of teachers and students doing history in environments rich in literature, art, writing, discussion, and debate. The authors explain how the teaching demonstrated in the vignettes reflects basic principles of contemporary learning theory. Doing History emphasizes diversity of perspectives in two ways: readers encounter students from a variety of backgrounds, and students themselves look at history from multiple perspectives. It provides clear guidance in using multiple forms of assessment to evaluate the specifically historical aspects of children’s learning.