ERIC Number: ED255437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to the Study of Childhood 1820-1920.
Designed to introduce junior and senior high school students to a variety of historical resources on local, family, and 19th century cultural history, the primary materials presented in this guide provide insight into methods of child rearing and children's lives between 1820 and 1920. Based on a major exhibition and the collections of the Strong Museum (Rochester, New York), this resource book contains photographs of original materials such as advertising pieces, documentary photographs, diagrams of children's games, song lyrics, furniture, and other artifacts of childhood. Each of the primary materials presented is accompanied by a "to the teacher" section of background information. The questions provided with the materials focus on visual literacy, comparison and analysis, and evaluation. Students use the methods of the historian as they consider the information contained in, and the limitations of, each source. In addition to providing supplementary activities for the classroom, this booklet serves as a model for the development of additional exercises using artifacts of childhood to increase student understanding of the topic. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: American Studies, Child Rearing, Children, Exhibits, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Local History, Museums, Primary Sources, Realia, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social History, United States History
Strong Museum, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607 ($6.00, plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Strong Museum, Rochester, NY.