Peter Stearns explores two important dimensions of the pedagogic practice of history. Combining his two popular essays, The History of History and What History Can Beand Why Study History? Stearns considers anew the basic question: Why should history be studied?
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
About the Author
Peter N. Stearns is provost and professor of history at George Mason University.
Table of Contents
The History of History and What History Can Be
History as Fact
History as Narrative Storytelling
History as a Model of Human Experience
History as a Moral and Strategic Example
History as a Habit of Mind
History as an Exploration in Change
Why Study History
History Helps Us Understand Peoples and Societies
History Explains How the Present Emerged from the Past
History Contributes to Understanding
History Teaches Skills for Living
History in the Workplace
What Kind of History?