ERIC Number: ED041799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
The Northampton History Project; The Inductive Teaching of U. S. History Through Related Local Contemporary Historical Events and Personalities. Final Report, 1967-68.
Northampton Public Schools, MA.
The creation of an 8th-grade American history course and the training of teachers for the course are the goals of this project. Primarily a course in national history, it uses local (Northampton, Mass.) events and people as a key to understanding the larger national picture. The course objectives were to enable students to analyze, interpret, and evaluate historical evidence, and to understand the nature of history as a discipline. Emphasized in this report are the development, rationale, activities, and unique teaching techniques for the seven units: The Historiographical Unit, The Founding Generation, The Revolutionary Generation, The Young America Generation, The Gilded Age Generation, The Between the Wars Generation, and The American Dream. Also included are: a general discussion of the problem of teaching national history through local history, an ongoing evaluation of the project, a project chronology (July 1, 1967 to August 3, 1968), a list of participants, and a budget summary. For related documents, see: SO 000 034, report of the second year; and SO 000 153, third and final report. (DJB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Community Study, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Discovery Processes, Dramatic Play, Experimental Curriculum, Film Production, Grade 8, Grading, Induction, Multimedia Instruction, Problem Solving, Simulation, Social Studies, Student Developed Materials, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Public Schools, MA.