Reading Like a Historian Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms

ISBN-10: 0807752134
ISBN-13: 9780807752135
Edition: 2011
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Description: This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburg's highly acclaimed approach to teaching, Reading Like a Historian, in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students' curiosity. Each chapter begins  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 6/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburg's highly acclaimed approach to teaching, Reading Like a Historian, in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students' curiosity. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay that sets the stage of a key moment in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and the events at Jamestown and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Following each essay are all the materials you'll need to teach this topic, primary documents, charts, graphic organizers, visual images, and political cartoons, as well as suggestions for where to find additional resources on the Internet and guidance for assessing students' understanding of core historical ideas. Reading Like a Historianwill help you use your textbook creatively and give you ideas for how historical instruction can enhance students' skills in reading comprehension.

Professor of Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Washington, Sam Wineburg is author of the forthcoming Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts.

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