How Students Learn: History in the Classroom / Edition 1

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Overview

How Students Learn: History in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness.

The book explores the importance of balancing students' knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It also features illustrated suggestion for classroom activities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309089487
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/5/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,417,369
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Putting principles into practice : understanding history 31
3 Putting principles into practice : teaching and planning 79
4 "They thought the world was flat?" : applying the principles of How people learn in teaching high school history 179
5 Mathematical understanding : an introduction 217
6 Fostering the development of whole-number sense : teaching mathematics in the primary grades 257
7 Pipes, tubes, and beakers : new approaches to teaching the rational-number system 309
8 Teaching and learning functions 351
9 Scientific inquiry and How people learn 397
10 Teaching to promote the development of scientific knowledge and reasoning about light at the elementary school level 421
11 Guided inquiry in the science classroom 475
12 Developing understanding through model-based inquiry 515
13 Pulling threads 569
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