ERIC Number: ED477738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and Service. Teacher Sourcebook.
Mazzenga, Maria, Comp.
"National History Day" is a history education program that promotes the study of civics and citizenship among the nation's students and teachers. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in the annual student competition on "Rights and Responsibilities in History," and teachers are challenged to develop lessons to restore the study of the nation's heritage to a prominent place in the classroom. This two part sourcebook is intended to assist teachers in using "Our Documents" in their classrooms. Part 1 explains the two main components of "Our Documents," the student competition and the teacher competition. Part 2 contains the list of 100 milestone documents, an explanation of key themes in the documents, a timeline placing the documents in a chronological perspective, lesson plans, classroom exercises, a longer essay putting several of the key documents into historical perspective, and a bibliography of works related to the documents. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Middle Schools, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Studies, United States History
National History Day, 0119 Cecil Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. For full text: ftp://126.96.36.199/pub/Our_Documents_Sourcebook.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Newsweek, Inc., New York, NY.; John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Alton, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.; National History Day, College Park, MD.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.