ERIC Number: ED428989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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An Educator's Guide to the Perspectives on History Series: Using Primary Source Documents.
Deitch, JoAnne Weisman
Based on the idea that the study of history should include the perspectives of all the people who lived during a certain time period, this unit offers as many different points of view as possible. Students are introduced to primary source materials and exposed to literature (especially historical fiction), poetry, and drama that reflects the period being studied. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) "Integrating History and Literature"; (2) "History's Habits of the Mind"; (3) "Memory Power"; (4) "Questioning Techniques"; (5) "Finding Primary Sources"; (6) "Incorporating Primary Sources"; (7) "Written Documents"; (8) "Photos and Graphic Documents"; (9) "Song/Poem Document"; (10) "Cartoon Documents"; (11) "Artifact Documents"; (12) "Map Reading"; (13) "Charts and Graphs"; and (14) "Teaching Notes for the 'Perspectives on History Series.'" This last section contains historical materials on the following topics: Colonial History; Western Themes; Relocation and Immigration; Women's History; The Black Experience; Justice and the Law; 19th Century Industrialization and Labor History; 20th Century; and War and Conflict. Appendixes contain a bibliography, reprints from the National Standards for United States History (Grades 5-12), and recommended resources for teachers and librarians of Grades 5-12. (BT)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, History Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
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