America's History Through Young Voices: Using Primary Sources in the K-12 Scoial Studies Classroom / Edition 1

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Overview

This exciting new resource makes a dramatic case for the use of primary source documents to motivate students and bring history alive.

Richard Wyman combines an engaging selection of diaries, letters, and essays with thoughtful teaching strategies designed to meet the needs of both pre-service and in-service teachers. America's History through Young Voices offers teachers both the content (primary sources) and skills (instructional activities) they'll need to incorporate the use of first-person narrative in the classroom. Wyman begins by offering a general introduction to primary sources, giving attention to the National Standards for History and especially to standards dealing with the five categories of historical thinking skills. Designed to help teachers foster active, engaged learning, this book conveys the immediacy of historical study through primary sources.

“I believe that any of the secondary social studies teachers of my district... would find America's History through Young Voices an ideal vehicle for addressing the critical subject of primary source documentation. I would certainly consider it for adoption and professional use.”
Vaughn Dailey, Peters Township Middle School

“The author provides an excellent introduction to the source material. These introductions will be particularly helpful for the students to gain an historical sense of the time period and source material to be evaluated.”
Keith Emmerling, Thomas Jefferson High School

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard M. Wyman, Jr. is Professor of elementary education at California University of Pennsylvania specializing in social studies methods. He is co-author of How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers (3rd. Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2004) and Portfolio & Performance Assessment in Teacher Education (Allyn & Bacon, 2000).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205395767
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/24/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 722,252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Historical Sources.

Primary Sources.

Secondary Sources.

National Standards for History.

Primary Sources in the Classroom.

Organization of this Book.

2. Colonial America: The Journal of Sally Wister.

The Diary.

In the Classroom.

3. American Revolution: The Diary of David How.

The Diary.

In the Classroom.

4. Industrial Revolution: The Letters of Mary Paul.

The Letters.

In the Classroom.

5. The Overland Trail: The Diary of Sallie Hester.

The Diary.

In the Classroom.

6. Civil War: The Diary of C.W.

The Diary.

In the Classroom.

7. Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers Project.

The Narratives.

In The Classroom.

8. Immigration: The Diary of Swen Magnus Swensson.

The Diary.

In the Classroom.

9. World War One: Dear Sergeant Armstrong.

The Letters.

In the Classroom.

10. The Great Depression: Letters to Mrs. Roosevelt.

The Letters.

In the Classroom.

11. Japanese American Internment: Citizens of the Seventh Grade.

The Essays.

In The Classroom.

12. World War Two: The Letters of Mary Anna Martin.

The Letters.

In the Classroom.

13. Civil Rights: Ernest Green and the Little Rock Nine.

The Essay.

In the Classroom.

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