ERIC Number: ED243754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Windows to the Past: A Selection of Illinois County Records from 1818 to 1880.
Turnbaugh, Roy C., Jr.; Bailey, Robert E.
Designed to help Illinois teachers bring local history into the secondary social studies classroom, this manual contains reproductions of 38 county records from the years 1818 to 1880. Each document, which is reproduced in an original and typewritten form, is accompanied by a teacher's guide containing an outline of the historical context of the document, vocabulary, and discussion questions. Examples of documents are a Negro indenture (1818), a jail diagram (1821), a militia poll book (1822), a tavern license (1827), a school land lease (1828), an apprentice indenture (1860), a coroner's inquest (1864), a soldier muster roll (1861), and a physician's certificate (1877). Although specific to Illinois, these documents can be used to supplement any secondary United States history course or as a model for other states. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Archives, Springfield.