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This Third Edition updates the 1980s and 1990s and moves into the events and issues of the 21st century. Designed as a teaching supplement for any U.S. history course, it can be used in its entirety or selectively to fill in gaps left by traditional textbooks and curricula. The authors seek to bring U.S. history to life for students by providing them with skills to analyze the past and to make history a part of their lives. Breaking Away from the Textbook: A Creative Approach to Teaching American History, Third Edition includes: · Sections for projects and research work · Homework assignments, and · Classroom activities The chapters, organized chronologically, are devoted to: · Current events · Debates · Term papers, and · Creating a Special Classroom Library For teachers, professors, administrators, and staff developers.

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Intended as a teaching supplement for U.S. history courses, this text presents learning activities that encourage active student involvement. It features a variety of classroom activities, research projects, and writing assignments aimed at bringing American history alive for students of all grade levels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862931
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 985,255
  • Product dimensions: 0.66 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelly Kintisch and Wilma Cordero have worked together for over thirty years. They are firmly committed to public education and through the years have developed multicultural curriculum for heterogeneous classes, team-taught, supervised student teachers, coached the debate team, and mentored new teachers.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to the First Edition Part 2 Introduction to the Second Edition Part 3 Introduction to the Third Edition Chapter 4 1. Exploration of the New World Chapter 5 2. The Colonists Chapter 6 3. The American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence Chapter 7 4. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Chapter 8 5. Establishing the New Nation Chapter 9 6. Expansion and the Frontier Chapter 10 7. The Civil War Chapter 11 8. Reconstruction Chapter 12 9. Life Across the United States, 1865-1900 Chapter 13 10. The Industrial Revolution Chapter 14 11. Immigration Chapter 15 12. The United States Becomes a World Power Chapter 16 13. The Twenties Chapter 17 14. The Great Depression Chapter 18 15. World War II Chapter 19 16. The Postwar Years, 1945-1959 Chapter 20 17. The Sixties Chapter 21 18. The Seventies Chapter 22 19. The Eighties and Nineties: Ending the Twentieth Century Chapter 23 20. Facing the Twenty-First Century Chapter 24 21. Current Events Chapter 25 22. Term Papers Chapter 26 23. A Special Classroom Library: Beyond Reference Chapter 27 24. Debates

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2006

    Fabulous Book!

    I have been teaching American Teaching for 10 years, and I can honestly say outside of my textbook, this book has been the most helpful.

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