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ERIC Number: ED080407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 8
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How to Use Local History. How to Do It Series, Number 3.
Brown, Ralph Adams; Tyrrell, William G.
The philosophy and techniques of using local history to make the world more interesting, realistic, and understandable to K-12 students are provided in this third How to Do It Series. Objectives of using local history as a teaching technique are to promote: critical thinking and other cognitive skills; orientation of the present community to the past in order that students may develop a feeling for their community; an understanding of the world in terms of cause and effect; development of ideals in loyalty, integrity, and responsibility; and an understanding of historical continuity. Tips to the teacher include: 1) How to discover and use primary sources such as community records, newspapers, letters, diaries, buildings, monuments, historical societies and museums, personal collections, and the geography of the community; 2) How to relate the materials of local history to initiatory, developmental and culminating activities; 3) What areas in local history can be studied; and 4) How to use local history in developing skills in critical thinking. Related documents are SO 005 979 through SO 006 000. (SJM)
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.25, Quantity Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.