ERIC Number: ED391743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Primary Sources: Lesson Plans for Creative Teaching in Social Studies.
Bates, William; And Others
This handbook contains lesson plans developed by secondary teachers for working with primary source materials drawn from 20th century novels and motion pictures. Readers are encouraged to adapt these materials to fit their own teaching. Lessons are developed around: (1) "The Jungle," (Upton Sinclair); (2) "Gandhi" (film); (3) "All Quiet on the Western Front" (Erik Remarque and film); (4) "The Grapes of Wrath" (John Steinbeck); (5) "The Mortal Storm" (1940), "Tender Comrade" (1943), and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) to study history through film; (6) "The North Star" (1943), a film to explore film as a reflection of society or affected by society; and (7) "Ben Hur" (1959) as a film to supplement the study of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity. Suggestions for activities and evaluations are included. Appendices contain many supplemental materials. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Wausau.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendixes 1-8 consist largely of pages photocopied from other works not well identified. Photographs and some light pages may not reproduce well.