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This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 10th 2011 by Teachers College Press (first published May 1st 2011)
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Alexandra
I'm sure that if you're an American teacher, this book feels like a godsend. Every chapter looks at a different aspect of American history - from Pocohontas to the Dust Bowl, Abraham Lincoln as a racist to the Cuban Missile Crisis - and provides documents, context, and ways of approaching lessons on these topics that teach a variety of historical thinking skills. As an Australian, the only chapter that was directly relevant was the one on the Cuban Missile Crisis - I certainly intend to change m ...more
Chris
Pretty helpful for the classroom if you end up going over any of the seven or so topics covered. Overpriced for a dozen lesson plans though. Includes some great primary and secondary sources for document analysis. Very interesting ideas for taking topics that students probably have some prior knowledge of (Pocahontas, Dust Bowl, Cuban Missile Crisis) and teaching students to questions what they think they know, how primary sources can be biased, and look at the influence of perspective. Some wor ...more
Chelsey Ortega
This is the perfect book for social studies teachers! It discusses how to use primary and secondary sources to expand a story past the textbook. The very best thing about this book is that it provides several primary sources that I didn't even know existed - or I wouldn't have thought to look for and use in my classroom; it also provides worksheets that you can use with those sources if you wish. Even if you don't want to use those exact worksheets they can jump start you into your own ideas. I ...more
Adam Gutschenritter
I love the idea of this book. This book gives me tools to do what I have been trying to learn. The problem is that it only alludes to the HOW to teach it. It assumes that you have had the training needed to succeed. So although it is a great suppliment, it is not the training me how to tool I was hoping for.
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