Talking About the Past

Talking About the Past

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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Talking About the Past, Who should you talk to about the past? What are some helpful interview tips? Where can you find information in your community? Books in the History at Home series introduce young readers to some of the key skills they will need to find out about the past by getting them to think about their own families and local histories. This book,

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Talking About the Past, Who should you talk to about the past? What are some helpful interview tips? Where can you find information in your community? Books in the History at Home series introduce young readers to some of the key skills they will need to find out about the past by getting them to think about their own families and local histories. This book, Talking About the Past, introduces readers to some of the key skills they will need to successfully find and interview older relatives, neighbors, and other community figures in order to find out more about their families and local communities' recent histories.

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Children's Literature - Magi Evans
In studying the past, students learn that change is an important concept. In fact, how things change is the major theme of this book, part of the “History at Home” series. Hunter suggests that students interview older family members, as well as members of the community who could speak to a class or small group about their experiences. Readers are given specific topics to ask about, and encouraged to compare speakers’ answers to their own experiences, noting how much has changed. Food, clothing, television shows, games, and holiday celebrations can be explored and compared. Discussing activities such as shopping for food or going to school or work could also yield valuable information. Like the other books in the series, color and black-and-white photographs take up much of each page, with just a few sentences in large print filling the remainder of the page. Typical nonfiction features are included: table of contents, index, glossary and list of resources, and websites. Young readers who are interested in history will find this a good first step in their studies. Recommended for public and elementary school libraries. Reviewer: Magi Evans; Ages 5 to 8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484602362
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
History at Home Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.40(d)
Lexile:
NC770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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