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Bring history alive! : a sourcebook for teaching world history

Author: Ross E Dunn; David Vigilante; National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, [1996]
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A resource manual created by teachers and for teachers who wish to engage in an inquiry-based approach to historical knowledge and historical understanding.
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Genre/Form: Guides, manuels, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn; David Vigilante; National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)
ISBN: 0963321862 9780963321862
OCLC Number: 36096376
Description: vi, 321 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Approaching world history : foundations of good teaching. Rationale : why study history --
Methods : historical thinking skills --
Explorations. Adding inquiry to the 'Inquiry' method / Clair W. Keller ; The case for 'big history' / David Christian ; Central themes for world history / Ross E. Dunn ; Patterns and comparisons in the human drama / Jean Elliott Johnson ; And now for something completely different : gendering the world history survey / Judith P. Zinsser. Part 2. Toward historical comprehension : essays and examples of classroom activities. Approaches to world history. Era 1. The beginnings of human society. Essay: Is the concept of race a relic? / Robert Lee Hotz ; Sample student activities --
Era 2. Early civilizations and the emergence of pastoral peoples, 4000-1000 BCE. Essay: Collapse of earliest known empire is linked to long harsh drought / John Noble Wilford ; Sample student activities --
Era 3. Classical traditions, major religions, and giant empires, 1000 BCE-300 CE. Essay: From the Axial Age to the New Age : religion as a dynamic of world history / Carlton H. Tucker ; Sample student activities --
Era 4. Expanding zones of exchange and encounter, 300-1000 CE. Essay: The experiences of Christian missions to the East and West / Jerry H. Bentley ; Sample student activities --
Era 5. Intensified hemispheric interactions, 1000-1500 CE. Essay. Islam as a special world-system / John Obvert Voll ; Sample student activities --
Era 6. The emergence of the first global age, 1450-1770. Essay: The potato connection / Alfred W. Crosby ; Sample student activities --
Era 7. An age of revolutions, 1750-1914. Essay: Democracy's place in world history / Steven Muhlenberger and Phil Paine ; Sample student activities --
Era 8. A half-century of crisis and achievement, 1900-1945. Essay: Russia in world history / Marilynn Hitchens ; Sample student activities --
Era 9. The 20th century since 1945 : promises and paradoxes. Essay: The new English empire / The Economist ; Sample student activities --
World history across the eras. Essay: Migrations of Africans to the Americas : the impact on Africans, Africa, and the New World / Patrick Manning ; Sample student activities --
Teaching resources. Introduction to resources ; General resources ; Era specific resources.
Responsibility: edited by, Ross E. Dunn and David Vigilante.

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A resource manual created by teachers and for teachers who wish to engage in an inquiry-based approach to historical knowledge and historical understanding.

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