History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action / Edition 1

History in the Present Tense: Engaging Students Through Inquiry and Action / Edition 1

by Jan Maher, Doug Selwyn, Jan Maher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325005702

ISBN-13: 9780325005706

Pub. Date: 08/13/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

In this practical guidebook, Douglas Selwyn and Jan Maher propose a different way of teaching history - start from today and keep asking questions. As students investigate possible answers, they make connections across miles and centuries. Along the way, they experience that essential insight of the social studies: Point of view has everything to do with how

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In this practical guidebook, Douglas Selwyn and Jan Maher propose a different way of teaching history - start from today and keep asking questions. As students investigate possible answers, they make connections across miles and centuries. Along the way, they experience that essential insight of the social studies: Point of view has everything to do with how one perceives the world. To this end, each chapter explores projects connecting students' concerns with core content and concepts in history, geography, civics, and economics.

Lessons center on the economics of ordinary objects, understanding current events in historical context, creating readers theater, photodocumentaries and more. While students dig deeply into issues of personal relevance, they also master the content and skills mandated in state and national standards. Students learn about history - and about themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325005706
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/13/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Politics of Pronouns1
1The Timeline of Our Lives9
2I, Witness to History25
3Lenses41
4Trading Stories56
5The Media: Servant of (Too?) Many Masters88
6Picture This: Photodocumentaries126
7Making History157

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