ERIC Number: ED440025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Encountering Maryland's Past: A Teacher's Guide to Interpreting Primary Sources. A Reproducible Worksheet Set from the Maryland Historical Society.
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.
This teacher's guide complements the primary source kits that support the study of history in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Each primary source selected for the kits, whether it be a photograph, a broadside, a map, or a private letter, reflects a meaningful part of Maryland and U.S. history. The kit may be used to: introduce new topics in the curriculum; facilitate discussion in the classroom; capture students' interest by looking at issues through a "local lens"; involve students in cooperative learning teams; develop and refine students' analytical and problem-solving skills; encourage students to carry out historical research; and initiate National History Day projects. The teaching guide presents many ideas for integrating primary sources into classroom instruction, such as: lesson plan ideas; how to distinguish between primary and secondary sources; how to take a first look at primary sources; and methods for interpreting primary sources. The guide also presents creative ideas from Maryland teachers that encompass a variety of activities for students from icebreakers to in-depth projects for using primary sources. Contains 15 reproducible worksheets. (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Local History, Primary Sources, Social Studies, State History, Student Research, Teaching Guides, Thinking Skills, Worksheets
Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-4674. Tel: 410-685-3750; Web site: http://www.mdhs.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland