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ERIC Number: ED499322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 228
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6653-7ISBN-978-1-57886-653-3
Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History, Volume 2
Pahl, Ron H.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
The purpose of this book is to make the teaching and learning of history a powerful and enjoyable experience in the classroom, changing the often-cited boring image of history for students and offering teachers an opportunity to go beyond the regular textbook. The book focuses on: (1) Varied active teaching ideas; (2) Ideas on how to get students excited about history; (3) How-to-do-it brainstorms for teachers; (4) Ways to have students grapple with the major problems and issues humanity has faced throughout history; and (5) Innovative ways to help students see the relevance of major people, events, and ideas of the past to today. Following an Introduction: History--What, Why and How?, eleven lesson activity pacs include: (1) Mummy Dearest; (2) The Mystery of the Knights Templar--Guardians of the Holy Grail; (3) Will the Real Dracula Please Stand Up!; (4) Aye Matey, Pirates They Be!; (5) Double, Double, Toil and Trouble--Why Witchcraft in Salem in 1692?; (6) 1776--Was Slavery a Cause of the American Revolution?; (7) Why Was Custer Siouxed at the Little Big Horn?; (8) The Wild West ... Or So We Thought; (9) Crime Scene Investigation: Why Are So Many People Falsely Convicted of Crimes?; (10) Blowback! Is It a Major Reason for Terrorism?; and (11) When Will We Rejoin Our Planet Earth? [For volume 1, see ED499316.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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