Teaching World History as Mystery

Author: Jack Zevin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135147469
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Offering a philosophy, methodology, and examples for history instruction that are active, imaginative, and provocative, this text presents a fully developed pedagogy based on problem-solving methods that promote reasoning and judgment and restore a sense of imagination and participation to classroom learning. It is designed to draw readers into the detective process that characterizes the work of professional historians and social scientists ─ sharing raw data, defining terms, building interpretations, and testing competing theories. An inquiry framework drives both the pedagogy and the choice of historical materials, with selections favoring the unsolved, controversial, and fragmented rather than the neatly wrapped up analysis of past events. Teaching World History as Mystery: Provides a balanced combination of interestingly arranged historical content, and clearly explained instructional strategies Features case studies of commonly and not so commonly taught topics within a typical world/global history curriculum using combinations of primary and secondary documents Discusses ways of dealing with ethical and moral issues in world history classrooms, drawing students into persisting questions of historical truth, bias, and judgment

Teaching U S History as Mystery

Author: David Gerwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135147396
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Presenting U.S. history as contested interpretations of compelling problems, this text offers a clear set of principles and strategies, together with case studies and "Mystery Packets" of documentary materials from key periods in American history, that teachers can use with their students to promote and sustain problem-finding and problem-solving in history and social studies classrooms. Structured to encourage new attitudes toward history as hands-on inquiry, conflicting interpretation, and myriad uncertainties, the whole point is to create a user-friendly way of teaching history "as it really is" ─ with all its problems, issues, unknowns, and value clashes. Students and teachers are invited to think anew as active participants in learning history rather than as passive sponges soaking up pre-arranged and often misrepresented people and events. New in the Second Edition: New chapters on Moundbuilders, and the Origins of Slavery; expanded Gulf of Tonkin chapter now covering the Vietnam and Iraq wars; teaching tips in this edition draw on years of teacher experience in using mysteries in their classrooms.

Mysteries in History World History

Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420630482
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Designed to help students think critically about mysteries in world history. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, and student activities.

Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History

Author: Ronald Hans Pahl
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461711738
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
History does not have to be boring. Kids who are excited about history learn more. History is also far more than facts to memorize for the most recent standardized test. That is where Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History comes in—to make the teaching and learning of history a powerful and enjoyable experience in the classroom through the study of historical mysteries. What better place to snoop around and dig through mysterious graves than in your history class? This book takes ten mysterious events in history from ancient Egypt to the 21st century for students to grapple with and make their own decisions as to "Who done it?". Lessons include historical events such as "Who Killed King Tut?", "The Black Death of 1347 - Can It Come Again?" as well as an Advanced Document Analysis for the 21st Century entitled "Is the War on Terrorism Bogus?" Pahl focuses on a wide variety of active ideas and how-to-do-it brainstorms for teachers to get their students excited about history. At the same time, the book deeply analyzes some of the major issues that have confronted humankind from ancient times through the present and into the future. If this is what you want for your classroom then, Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History, Volume I is for you and your students.

History s a Mystery

Author: Dell Brand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984205254
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
Matt, Ben and Nicky have grown up together in the small town of Coolongawong and are now in Year 5 with the school's most popular teacher, Mr Mac. A new girl joins their class. Kris is determined to hate her new school. However, with her three new friends, she discovers that they can go on the most amazing adventures within their classroom. They find that by tripping on a creaky floorboard and saying some magic words, they can be transported back in time and discover history as it is being made in exciting, and sometimes dangerous, adventures. Together they meet some of history's most famous heroes, and are present at some of history's most crucial times. Their adventures take them from Ancient Egypt to Pompeii, from Antarctica to Japan and from Camelot Castle to the Eureka Stockade, with many more places in between.

Young Citizens of the World

Author: Marilynne Boyle-Baise
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113501938X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activist—citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES. Its holistic, multicultural approach is based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose. Straightforward, engaging, and highly interactive, the book encourages students (and their teachers) to become informed, think it through, and take action. Each chapter is written as a civic engagement which is teacher-ready for use in elementary classrooms. A set of six teaching strategies that are constructive, inquiry-driven, dramatic, and deliberative bring the curricular framework to life through intensive, integrated meaningful studies of special places, important people, and significant times. Readers are invited to rehearse the projects in their social studies education courses and then to reinterpret them for their classrooms. The projects are supported by important resources for teaching, including supportive children’s literature, links to internet sites, and visual sources and by a Companion Website that enhances and extends the text.

From History to Mystery the Life and Teachings of the Historical Jesus

Author: Lisa Morris
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557257336
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This textbook explores the quest for the Historical Jesus and seeks to discover the original meanings of his teachings, in particular his kingdom of God teachings.You will learn about the last 200 years of Jesus research, including the Jesus Seminar. The author discusses Gnosticism, The Gospel of Thomas, The Secret Gospel of Mark, and the three synoptic gospels; Matthew, Mark,and Luke. The author spends much of her time investigating the Parables of Jesus. The author makes a conclusion based on her historical studies who the historical Jesus was and what he taught. This is based purely on historical evidence and is not a statement of the author's belief system.Whether you are a seminary student, pastor, or a layperson this is a must read on the subject of the historical teachings of Jesus!

Social Studies for the Twenty first Century

Author: Jack Zevin
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated
ISBN: 9780805855586
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition weaves theory, curriculum, methods, and assessment into a comprehensive model to guide middle and secondary teachers in setting objectives; planning lessons, units, and courses; choosing classroom strategies; and constructing tests for some of the field's most popular and enduring programs. It offers practical, interesting, exciting ways to teach social studies and a multitude of instructional and professional resources for teachers. The text includes separate chapters on teaching each of the major areas of the social studies curriculum. Its reflective and integrative framework emphasizes building imagination, insight, and critical thinking into everyday classrooms; encourages problem-solving attitudes and behavior; and provokes analysis, reflection, and debate. New in the Third Edition: *summaries of recent research, particularly in history education, that have been published since the last edition; *increased attention to social studies standards, as well as those for civics, economics, and history; *an enriched view of teaching history and social studies with a wide array of sources ranging from material objects through primary sources on to art, music, and literature; *tightening of the text to make it shorter and more pointed, including a few provocative new ideas; *more and better-organized ideas for classroom group and individual activities and cooperative learning; *expanded appendices on instructional resources include the rapidly growing use of Web sites; *new visuals that are better integrated into the text and which teachers can use in their classrooms as lessons in visual literacy; and *continued efforts to inject a bit of humor and self-criticism into a field of education most students view as a sizeable trunk of dead and deadly facts. Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition is a primary text for secondary and middle social studies methods courses.