Breaking Away From The Textbook / Edition 1

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Overview

Teaching history should not simply be an endless recitation of irrelevant facts, entombed between the covers of a textbook. Instead, Breaking Away from the Textbook offers a fascinating journey through world history. Not a comprehensive, theory-heavy guide, this book instead focuses on exciting classroom activities, methods for students to grapple with human issues, and innovative ways to show students the relevance of the past to the world today. Simply put, this book makes world history fun. Your students will soon be busy debating, thinking, applying, and learning about information that will stay with them for a lifetime. The key to this wonderful work is that it incorporates various disciplines including art, music, and writing to create a vibrant classroom. Volume I covers prehistory to the Renaissance and Volume II covers the Enlightenment to the 20th century and includes pictures, drawings, appendices, indexes, maps, and a bibliography. Appropriate for all grade levels, Vollume III: More Creative Ways to Teach World History covers.ancient times through the 20th century and beyond.

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Not a comprehensive, theory-heavy text, this book instead focuses on innovative classroom activities designed to stimulate students in discussion of human issues and to show students the relevance of the past. Activities include brief writing assignments to be done in class and shared with the group, map assignments, pair and group discussion, skits, and research activities using library and the Internet. Appendices offer notes on map resources, a list of recommended music by time period, and a description of useful CD-ROMs and Web sites. Pahl is professor and coordinator of the social sciences program at California State University-Fullerton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846241
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: A Scarecrow Education Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron H. Pahl is professor and coordinator of the social sciences program at California State University Fullerton.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 More Lessons on the Ancient World through the Middle Ages Chapter 3 More Lessons on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment Chapter 4 More Lessons on the Twentieth Century and Beyond Chapter 5 Appendix A: Full Thematic Table of Contents Chapter 6 Appendix B: Traditional World History: Chronological and Regional Table of Contents Chapter 7 Appendix C: Cool World History Teaching Materials Chapter 8 Appendix D: Recommended CD-ROMs and Web Sites Chapter 9 Appendix E: Annotated Bibliography Chapter 10 Appendix F: Keyword Index for Volumes 1-3

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