Engagement in Teaching History

Engagement in Teaching History : Theory and Practices for Middle and Secondary Teachers

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For History methods courses for Middle and Secondary students.This text offers a wealth of ideas for prospective teachers of history, concerning the selection of content, methods of instruction, and ways to assess pupils' learning. Coverage advocates the use of a systematic approach to improving learners' "historical thinking." It offers guidelines for involving learners in historical inquiry, teaching toward chronological thinking, encouraging deliberative discussions, and using primary sources/historical documents to ignite pupils' innate "detective" instincts and engage them in solving historical problems.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.1 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130307807
  • 9780130307804

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PART I: THEORETICAL BACKGROUND. 1. Teaching History. 2. The History of Teaching History. 3. Historical Thinking. PART II: PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT. 4. Organizing Your History Courses: Making Content Choices. 5. Lesson and Unit Planning. 6. Creating Historical Understanding and Communication through Performance Assessment. PART III: INSTRUCTION. 7. Using Primary Sources: The First-, Second-, and Third-Order Approach. 8. Considering and Doing Discussion in History Teaching. 9. Using Historical Images to Engage Your Students in the Past. 10. Using Writing to Engage Your Students in the Past. Conclusion. Glossary. Index.show more

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