ERIC Number: ED429915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching with Documents: Using Primary Sources from the National Archives. Volume 2.
Schamel, Wynell B., Comp.
This collection of primary source materials from the National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, DC) humanizes history so that it is real and personal to students. Intended for secondary school history teachers, the collection provides primary source documents, reports, maps, photographs, letters, diaries, posters, and recordings created by those who participated in or witnessed the events of the past. This teaching method exposes students to important historical concepts. Through analysis of primary sources, students confront two essential facts of historical work: (1) the record of historical events reflects the personal, social, political, or economic views of the participants who created the sources; and (2) students bring to the study of the sources their own biases, created by their own personal situations and their social living environments. A benefit of using the primary sources collection is the development of broad cognitive and analytical skills. This second volume of the collection compiles 43 articles. The articles were published in "Social Education" from 1989 to 1998 and similar articles were published in the Organization of American Historians'"Magazine of History,""The Roger Williams Report,""Heritage Education Quarterly," and "Social Studies and the Young Learner." Appended are charts listing types of documents, disciplines and subject areas, themes, and materials which connect with the National Standards for U.S. History, National Standards for World History, and National Standards for Civics and Government. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.; National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.