ERIC Number: ED521649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance. Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society. Volume 52
Beineke, John A.
Peter Lang New York
"Teaching History to Adolescents: A Quest for Relevance" is an exploration of research, ideas, trends, and practices for educators who teach American history to adolescents from the middle grades through high school. Higher education faculty in history and professional education will also find the book germane to their work. Topics within the field of teaching history to adolescents include the use and misuse of history textbooks, implementing primary sources into lessons, subject matter selection, professional development, technology, and the issues of diversity and assessment as directly related to history. The book includes "The World of Practice" sections--contributions from practitioners on topics such as teaching history with comic books, student engagement with public history, using young adult non-fiction books, and the role of controversial topics in the history classroom.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, United States History, Textbooks, Adolescents, Fiction, History Instruction, Relevance (Education), Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, Primary Sources, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Educational Assessment, Cultural Pluralism, Cartoons, Adolescent Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
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