Encyclopedia of Local History

Encyclopedia of Local History

Author: Amy H. Wilson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278783

Category: History

Page: 750

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The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary by bringing the voices of over one hundred experts together in one place. Entries include: ·Terms specifically related to the everyday practice of interpreting local history in the United States, such as “African American History,” “City Directories,” and “Latter-Day Saints.” ·Historical and documentary terms applied to local history such as “Abstract,” “Culinary History,” and “Diaries.” ·Detailed entries for major associations and institutions that specifically focus on their usage in local history projects, such as “Library of Congress” and “Society of American Archivists” ·Entries for every state and Canadian province covering major informational sources critical to understanding local history in that region. ·Entries for every major immigrant group and ethnicity. Brand-new to this edition are critical topics covering both the practice of and major current areas of research in local history such as “Digitization,” “LGBT History,” museum theater,” and “STEM education.” Also new to this edition are graphics, including 48 photographs. Overseen by a blue-ribbon Editorial Advisory Board (Anne W. Ackerson, James D. Folts, Tim Grove, Carol Kammen, and Max A. van Balgooy) this essential reference will be frequently consulted in academic libraries with American and Canadian history programs, public libraries supporting local history, museums, historic sites and houses, and local archives in the U.S. and Canada. This third edition is the first to include photographs.

A Guide to the Study of Manitoba Local History

A Guide to the Study of Manitoba Local History

Author: Gerald Friesen

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 9780887550249

Category: History

Page: 195

View: 405

Local history buffs, students, teachers, and armchair historians will find a wealth of information and practical advice in this guide to the study of local history. The authors explore some of the most fruitful areas of research in such themes as the environment, population, transportation and communication, agriculture, politics, social and family life. In five appendices they provide more detailed information for the determined researcher. Specific advice is given on compiling a community archive or data base, and on publishing a local history. An extensive bibliography and a guide to local archives complete the book.

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook

Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook

Author: Yohuru R. Williams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412966213

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 275

Written by a history educator, this exciting guide provides a unique approach that makes it easy for middle and high school teachers to engage students' critical thinking in history and social studies. Using a "CSI approach" to history, the author's six powerful strategies tap into students' natural curiosity and investigative instincts. Students become detectives of the past as they ghost-hunt in their neighborhoods, solve historical crimes, prepare arguments for famous court cases, and more. Each ready-to-use technique Demonstrates how students can use primary and secondary sources to solve historical mysteries, Includes sample lessons and case studies for Grades 5-12, Aligns with national standards, making the book useful for both teachers and curriculum developers, Features review questions, reflections, and Web and print resources in every chapter for further reading. Incorporate these strategies into your classroom and watch as students discover just how thrilling and spine-chilling history can be! Book jacket.

Resourceful History Teacher

Resourceful History Teacher

Author: John Lello

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847143433

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 136

Based on the premise that all pupils have at least a latent interest in the past and that the resources to develop this interest are all around us, this encouraging compendium provides a unique A-Z guide to the subject matter, teaching approaches, concepts, organizations, and above all, resources involved in the teaching and learning of history.

Encyclopedia of Local History

Encyclopedia of Local History

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 9780759120501

Category: History

Page: 668

View: 308

The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.

Handbook for History Teachers

Handbook for History Teachers

Author: W. H. Burston dec'd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000514513

Category: History

Page: 1090

View: 933

First published in 1972, Handbook for History Teachers is intended to be a general and comprehensive work of reference for teachers of history in primary and secondary schools of all kinds. The book covers all aspects of teaching history: among them are the use of sources, world history, art and history; principles of constructing a syllabus and the psychological aspects of history teaching. The bibliographical sections are arranged on three parts: school textbooks, a section on audio-visual-aids and, finally, books for the teacher and possibly for the sixth form. It thoroughly investigates and critiques the various methods employed in teaching history within classrooms and suggests alternatives wherever applicable. Diligently curated by the Standing Sub-Committee in History, University of London Institute of Education, the book still holds immense value in the understanding of pedagogy.

Teaching History

Teaching History

Author: Hilary Bourdillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136149405

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 877

Against a background of controversy surrounding the teaching of history, this reader gathers the current thoughts of the leading practitioners. The development of school history up to the national curriculum and beyond is traced, and the main issues concerning history teachers today are examined. These issues include access to history, the definition of 'British' history in a multicultural society, gender and the place of history with the humanities. Progression and attainment are discussed as is the development of pupil's historical understanding, and practical approaches to teaching history to 11-18 level pupils are explored.

Zen and the Art of Local History

Zen and the Art of Local History

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442226913

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 859

Zen and the Art of Local History is an engaging, interactive conversation that conveys the exciting nature of local history. Divided into six major themes the book covers the scope and breadth of local history: • Being a Local Historian • Topics and Sources • Staying Relevant • Getting it Right • Writing History • History Organizations Each chapter features one of Carol Kammen’s memorable editorials from History News. Her editorial is a “call.” Each is followed by a response from one of more than five dozen prominent players in state and local history. These Respondents include local and public historians, archivists, volunteers, and history professionals across the kaleidoscopic spectrum of local history. Among this group are Katherine Kane, Robert “Bob” Richmond, Charlie Bryan, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko. The result is a series of dialogues on important topics in the field of local history. This interactivity of these conversations makes Zen and the Art of Local History a unique offering in the public history field.

The Effective Teaching of History

The Effective Teaching of History

Author: Ron Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317899303

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 577

The Effective Teaching of History brings together the varied expertise of three experienced educationalists to provide a practical and invaluable guide for teachers, and teachers-in-training who wish to teach history Key Stages 1-4. It covers a wide range of methods and resources for teaching national curriculum history and examines the role of history in schools and colleges in the 1990s.

The Teaching American History Project

The Teaching American History Project

Author: Rachel G. Ragland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135858643

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 941

The premise of the Teaching American History (TAH) project—a discretionary grant program funded under the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act— is that in order to teach history better, teachers need to know more history. Unique among professional development programs in emphasizing specific content to be taught over a particular pedagogical approach, TAH grants assist schools in implementing scientifically-based research methods for improving the quality of instruction, professional development, and teacher education in American history. Illustrating the diversity of these programs as they have been implemented in local education agencies throughout the nation, this collection of essays and research reports from TAH participants provides models for historians, teachers, teacher educators, and others interested in the teaching and learning of American History, and presents examples of lessons learned from a cross-section of TAH projects. Each chapter presents a narrative of innovation, documenting collaboration between classroom, community, and the academy that gives immediate and obvious relevance to the teaching and learning process of American history. By sharing these narratives, this book expands the impact of emerging practices from individual TAH projects to reach a larger audience across the nation.