Doing History Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools

ISBN-10: 0415873010
ISBN-13: 9780415873017
Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

Now in its fourth edition, this popular text offers a unique perspective on history instruction 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 authors begin with the assumption 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. In each chapter, the authors explain how the teaching demonstrated in the vignettes reflects basic principles of contemporary learning theory; thus they not only provide specific examples of successful activities, but place them in a theoretical context that allows teachers to adapt and apply them in a wide variety of settings.New in the Fourth EditionExpanded coverage of world history in two new chaptersIntegration of new technologies to support history instructionExplicit attention to how history can be integrated into other subject areas at the primary levelUpdated classroom example, bibliographies, and references

Preface
Past, Present, and Future: The Sociocultural Context for Studying History
It's Not Just a Mishap: The Theory Behind Disciplined Inquiry
There Aren't a Lot of "For Sure" Facts: Building Communities of Historical Inquiry
To Find Out Things We Didn't Know About Ourselves: Personal Histories
Tell Me About Yourself: Linking Children to the Past Through Family Histories
I Think Columbus Went to Hell!: World History: Comparisons, Interactions, Patterns
Camel dies, lose three turns: Scaffolding Inquiry Into World History
Rats in the Hospital: Creating a History Museum
I Have No Experience with This! Historical Inquiry in an Integrated Social Studies Setting
Why Isn't That in the Textbook? Fiction, Nonfiction, and Historical Thinking
Oh, Good! We Get to Argue: Putting Conflict in Context
In My Opinion, It Could Happen Again: How Attitudes and Beliefs Have Changed Over Time
Nosotros La Gente: Diverse Perspectives in American History
The Arts Make Us All Part of Humankind: Cognitive Pluralism in History Teaching and Learning
Epilogue

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