ERIC Number: ED392699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Connecting with the Past: History Workshop in Middle and High Schools.
Brown, Cynthia Stokes
This book advocates that teachers of history create for their students a workshop environment where they actually can practice being historians. Adolescents, rather than thinking analytically, prefer to identify strongly with heroes and heroines and to explore their own lives and identity, character and convictions, through heroic stories. This book explores the process of creating the history workshop in an active learning environment for students. The elements of the workshop include: (1) "Conception of History"; (2) "Primary Sources"; (3) "Multiple Perspectives"; (4) "Journal Writing"; (5) "History Talk Groups"; (6) "Lectures and Class Discussions"; and (7) "Process Writing Assignment." (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Content Area Writing, Global Education, History, History Instruction, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Journal Writing, Oral History, Primary Sources, Research Tools, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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