Bringing History Home : Local and Family History Projects for Grades K-6

Bringing History Home : Local and Family History Projects for Grades K-6

by M. Gail Hickey, Hickey

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Overview

Bring history to life with these classroom-ready materials and resources!

  • Classroom community is fostered as learners discover similarities as well as differences in their backgrounds.
  • Build upon the child's own cultural learning and experience to empower them as learners.
  • Portray history as experiences, not as facts, to facilitate thinking and reasoning skills, enhance sense of self-worth, and pique their curiosity.
Consider what a difficult concept historical time is for young children. Children in the early grades are often unable to comprehend distinctions between decades and centuries. By the intermediate and middle grades, students have begun to make sense of historical time, but find the study of history itself remote and irrelevant to their own lives. Teachers must make every effort to portray them as experiences, not just facts. The portrayal of history as experience brings history to life, creating a learning environment where students find the study of history meaningful and fascinating at the same time. The thematic curriculum strands allow children to include themselves and their families in their growing understanding of history as relevant and alive. Thematic strands include: Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; and Individual Development and Identity.

M. Gail Hickey is the Associate Professor of Education at Indiana University--Purdue University, Fort Wayne. In addition to teaching elementary social studies methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, she directs a gifted and talented endorsement program, supervises field interns, and conducts fieldresearch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205281695
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/21/1998
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Suggested Activities and Recommended Grade Levels xi
Preface xiii
Introduction: Doing Family and Local History in Diverse Settings 1(1)
A Review of the Research
1(3)
National Social Standards And Themes
2(2)
Oral History Technique and the Interview Process
4(5)
How Do I Conduct An Oral History Project?
5(1)
What Resources Are Available For Gathering Information?
6(1)
What Else Do I Need To Know?
6(2)
More About Interviewing
8(1)
Using This Book
9(2)
PART I Family History 11(60)
Our Families, Ourselves
13(16)
Student Biographies
13(5)
Trying It Out
15(1)
A Memory Web
15(1)
Time Lines
16(1)
Divorce and Separation
17(1)
Death and Dying
18(1)
Then and Now
18(7)
Trying It Out
18(1)
Connections: Our Stories
18(2)
All about Me Books: Intermediate
20(3)
All about Me Books: Primary
23(1)
Just Me and My Family
24(1)
More Ideas
25(1)
Grandparents' Day
25(4)
Trying It Out
25(1)
Celebrating Grandparents' Week
25(4)
Family Trees
29(14)
Class Family Tree
29(1)
Counting Ancestors
30(13)
Trying It Out
31(1)
Family Tree Fractions
31(1)
Grandpa and Me: Charting Family Facts
32(1)
Looking for Your Family Tree
33(2)
Mystery of the Missing Clue
35(1)
Internet Searches
35(1)
Public Libraries
35(1)
Census Records
36(1)
Other Places To Look
37(1)
Trying It Out
38(1)
Family Trees
38(1)
What's in a Name?: Intermediate
38(1)
What's in a Name?: Primary
39(1)
At My House ...
39(1)
Family Roles
39(1)
Family Tree Graphs
40(2)
Family Tree Project
42(1)
Family Artifacts
43(8)
Grandma's Attic Trunk
44(3)
Preparing The Trunk
44(1)
Teaching Plan
44(1)
Unit Development
45(1)
Trying It Out
45(1)
Grandma Stiver
45(2)
Family Heirlooms
47(4)
Trying It Out
47(1)
My Family Treasure
47(2)
Artifact Logs
49(2)
Family Rituals and Traditions
51(6)
Family Holiday Traditions
51(1)
Trying It Out
52(1)
Family Traditions
52(1)
Family Recipes
52(1)
Family Calendars
53(1)
Ethnic Celebrations
53(4)
Trying It Out
53(1)
Weddings around the World
53(4)
Family Storytelling
57(14)
Search Me!
58(1)
Can You Top That?
58(2)
My Family Folklore Scrapbook
60(4)
Trying It Out
60(1)
Family History Albums
60(3)
Grandma Book
63(1)
Uncle ... Who??
64(2)
Trying It Out
64(1)
Family Storytelling Festival
64(2)
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
66(1)
Nonnie, Chan-Pans, and Nissiles: Family Word Fun
66(1)
Dialects and Accents
67(4)
PART II Community and Local History 71(116)
Studying Local and Community History: Suggested Interview Questions and Subtopics
72(1)
Background Information On Local History
72(1)
Community History Questions
73(1)
Immigration
73(1)
Work Experience
73(2)
Time Lines and Time Capsules
75(10)
A Local History Time Line
75(5)
Trying It Out
76(1)
Time Line of Monroe County
76(2)
Young Children Celebrate a Centennial
78(2)
Time Capsules
80(4)
Trying It Out
81(1)
Time Capsule Books
81(3)
The year in Review
84(1)
Local Geography and Landmarks
85(21)
Map Packets
85(1)
Local Geography Map
86(3)
Trying It Out
86(1)
Learning about Maps
86(2)
Walk-About Map
88(1)
Neighborhood Maps
89(3)
Trying It Out
89(1)
Neighborhood Walking Tour
89(1)
Going on a Treasure Hunt
90(1)
Learning about Our Town
90(2)
Geography of a School
92(2)
On the Street Where You Live
94(1)
Baggie Books about Our Town
95(1)
Sites of the City
96(1)
Trying It Out
96(1)
City Sites
96(1)
Visitors' Guide for Our Town
96(1)
History Skyline
97(3)
Trying It Out
98(1)
And Don't Miss the Covered Bridge!
98(1)
Kids' Eye View of Our Hometown
99(1)
Local Ecology: Is It Our Problem?
100(2)
Trying It Out
101(1)
Reuse Your Junk
101(1)
War Memorials
102(1)
Tombstones and Cemeteries
102(4)
Trying It Out
104(1)
Gravestone Rubbings
104(2)
Using Community Resources to Teach Local History
106(33)
Planning A Successful Field Trip
108(2)
Using Community Resources For hands-On Social Studies Learning
108(2)
Historical Photographs
110(4)
Trying It Out
113(1)
Local Photo Collection
113(1)
Using Photographic Slides
114(1)
Teaching Local History with Postcards
115(2)
Trying It Out
116(1)
Postcards: Then and Now
116(1)
Using Old-Time Radio Recordings
117(4)
Radio Ads
119(2)
Ad Grabbers
121(1)
Celebrating a School's Heritage
121(2)
Old-Time Schools
123(5)
Trying It Out
126(1)
One-Room Schools: Interviews
126(2)
"Why, When I Was Hired, We ..."
128(1)
Mock Trials
128(2)
Different Sides of a Story
130(5)
Trying It Out
130(1)
Local Residents Remember the Past
130(4)
A Senior Citizens' Tea
134(1)
A Living History Museum
135(1)
Local History Simulations
135(2)
International Drama
137(2)
Local Folklore
139(16)
Local Floklore Themes
140(1)
Almanacking
141(3)
Trying It Out
142(1)
Class Almanac
142(2)
Autographs and Memories
144(2)
Trying It Out
144(1)
Schooldays Autographs
144(1)
Old Sayings
145(1)
Using Folktales
146(6)
The Oral Tradition
147(1)
Creative Dramatics
147(1)
Creative Writing
148(1)
Values Education
148(1)
Vocabulary Development
149(1)
Comparison Of Similar Tales
149(1)
Foods In Folktales
149(1)
Map Skills
149(1)
Culminating Activity
149(1)
Trying It Out
149(1)
Manners and Responsibility
149(3)
Local Celebrations
152(1)
Trying it Out
152(1)
Heritage Day
152(1)
Playtime Then and Now
153(1)
Trying It Out
153(1)
Fun in the Good Old Days
153(1)
It's Just Child's Play
153(1)
Bragging Rights
154(1)
Women's Local History
155(9)
"Excuse Me, Ma'am, I'm Conducting a Survey"
156(1)
Local Women's History in the Making
156(1)
Trying It Out
157(1)
"Four Who Dared"
157(1)
News Brief---Story at Eleven
157(1)
Local Women's Hall of Fame
157(1)
Trying It Out
158(1)
White House Style
158(1)
Women's Lives, Then and Now
158(3)
Trying It Out
160(1)
Time Line of Women's History at the State Level
160(1)
Interviewing Women's Immigrants
161(2)
Women Sports Heroes
163(1)
"Would You Autograph My Book, Please?"
163(1)
Cultures in the Community
164(23)
Building a Sense of Community in the Classroom
165(3)
Trying It Out
165(1)
Community Circle #1
165(1)
Team Building
166(1)
Community Circle #2
166(1)
Tribes
166(1)
Share Time
167(1)
Classroom Service Clubs
167(1)
Family and School Rules
168(1)
Community Rules and Laws
169(1)
Thinking about Laws
169(1)
What Do You Mean, What Do I Mean?
170(1)
A Celebration of Cultures
170(8)
Trying It Out
172(1)
Our City's Ethnic Heritage
172(3)
Prejudice Reduction
175(1)
Freedom Quilt
176(1)
Likenesses and Differences
177(1)
Culture Kits
178(4)
A Map Of The Country Or Area
178(1)
Maps Depicting Larger Geographic Context
178(1)
Travel Brochures
179(1)
Miscellaneous Information
179(1)
Postcards
179(1)
Examples Of Money
179(1)
Souvenirs Of All Kinds
179(1)
Travel Diaries And/Or Trip Itineraries
179(1)
Exhibits Of Day-To-Day Life
179(1)
Newspapers
180(1)
Photographs
180(1)
Activity Cards For Students
180(1)
Trying It Out
180(1)
Germany
180(1)
East Africa
181(1)
Greece
181(1)
Israel
181(1)
Thailand
182(1)
Oral History Interviews for Studying Cultural Diversity
182(3)
Trying It Out
183(1)
Arranged Marriages and Potato Dumplings
183(2)
Communicating with Communities around the World
185(2)
Trying It Out
185(1)
Letters from Africa
185(2)
PART III Using Books to Teach about Family and Local History 187(28)
Using Picture Books across Grade Levels
187(4)
Suggested activities for Using Children's Books
191(9)
Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books on Family History
200(6)
Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books on Local and Community History
206(5)
Children's Books and Cooperative Learning
211(4)
Appendix: Resources, Organizations, and Contacts 215(5)
Professional Organizations
215(1)
Family History and Genealogy Web Sites
216(1)
Sources for Old-Time Radio Recordings
217(1)
Women's History Resources
218(2)
References 220(3)
Subject And Author Index 223(2)
Children's Book Index 225

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