ERIC Number: ED527841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec-13
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching History with Museums: Strategies for K-12 Social Studies
Marcus, Alan; Stoddard, Jeremy; Woodward, Walter W.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"Teaching History with Museums" provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums. In this comprehensive textbook, the authors show how museums offer a sophisticated understanding of the past and develop habits of mind in ways that are not easily duplicated in the classroom. Using engaging cases to illustrate accomplished history teaching through museum visits, this text provides pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators, and museum educators with ideas for successful visits to artifact and display-based museums, historic forts, living history museums, memorials, monuments, and other heritage sites. Each case is constructed to be adapted and tailored in ways that will be applicable to any classroom and encourage students to think deeply about museums as historical accounts and interpretations to be examined, questioned, and discussed.
Descriptors: Museums, History Instruction, Outreach Programs, Historic Sites, Educational Strategies, Educational Resources, Internet, Field Trips, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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