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America's History Through Young Voices Using Primary Sources in the K-12 Social Studies Classroom

ISBN: 9780205395767 | 0205395767
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 9/22/2004

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This exciting new resource makes a dramatic case for the use of primary source documents to motivate students and bring history alive. Richard Wyman combines an engaging selection of diaries, letters, and essays with thoughtful teaching strategies designed to meet the needs of both pre-service and in-service teachers. America's History through Young Voices offers teachers both the content (primary sources) and skills (instructional activities) they'll need to incorporate the use of first-person narrative in the classroom. Wyman begins by offering a general introduction to primary sources, giving attention to the National Standards for History and especially to standards dealing with the five categories of historical thinking skills. Designed to help teachers foster active, engaged learning, this book conveys the immediacy of historical study through primary sources. ";I believe that any of the secondary social studies teachers of my district... would find America's History through Young Voices an ideal vehicle for addressing the critical subject of primary source documentation. I would certainly consider it for adoption and professional use."; -Vaughn Dailey, Peters Township Middle School ";The author provides an excellent introduction to the source material. These introductions will be particularly helpful for the students to gain an historical sense of the time period and source material to be evaluated."; -Keith Emmerling, Thomas Jefferson High School ABOUT THE AUTHOR Richard M. Wyman, Jr. is Professor of elementary education at California University of Pennsylvania specializing in social studies methods. He is co-author of How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers (3rd. Ed., Allyn & Bacon, 2004) and Portfolio & Performance Assessment in Teacher Education (Allyn & Bacon, 2000).

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