ERIC Number: ED346010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Local History in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Historical Materials and Their Classroom Use.
Roe, Kathleen; Corsaro, James
This book, part of the Touchstones to Local History project of Russell Sage College, is designed for social studies teachers seeking to incorporate local history in their social studies curricula by utilizing local history materials. Ten forms of historical materials are reviewed in terms of their classroom use: published resources, personal papers, business records, organizational records, local government records, census records, cartographic records, newspapers, pictorial sources, and the artifacts of material culture. Though many of the illustrative examples are drawn from materials of the Upper Hudson region of New York State and their repositories, their treatment is intended for teachers throughout New York State and the nation. Each chapter contains five basic parts designed to bridge the gap between classroom materials and classroom activities. The first section of each chapter reviews the variety of materials that can be used. The second section of each chapter provides information on specific collections within the Upper Hudson region, so that area school teachers can quickly access them for classroom use. The third section of each chapter includes a discussion of educational skills and understanding. A special supplement to each chapter suggests learning activities that can be developed by teachers to utilize the learning potential of materials through class projects and individual student assignments. Finally, each chapter contains a concise bibliography of suggested readings for the teacher, indicating the appropriate reference works, finding aids, and illustrative readings needed to begin preparing lesson and unit plans. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Local History, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Council for Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 12180 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Coll., Troy, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Upper Hudson)