ERIC Number: ED080407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Guidelines, History Instruction, Local History, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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.