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Examining the evidence : seven strategies for teaching with primary sources

Author: Hilary Austin; Kathleen Thompson
Publisher: North Mankato, MN : Maupin House Publishing, Inc. by Capstone Professional, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Educators are being challenged as never before to invite reality into the classroom and allow students to explore it. This book will help you meet the challenge. Primary sources are the very documents that history is made of, the images that science is based on, the raw material of our lives. They are also excellent tools to teach the critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Austin; Kathleen Thompson
ISBN: 9781625216304 1625216300
OCLC Number: 880520939
Description: 164 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sam Wineburg --
Introduction. This is not just a photograph --
1. Primary sources in history --
2. Primary sources and the world around us --
3. Strategy 1: Decide what you're looking at --
4. Strategy 2: Determine the purpose and audience --
5. Strategy 3: Look for bias --
6. Strategy 4: Examine closely the source itself --
7. Strategy 5: Find more information --
8. Strategy 6: Consider your own role in the interaction --
9. Strategy 7: Compare a variety of sources --
10. Apply the strategies --
11. Find primary sources --
Text References --
Appendix 1. Major visual collections --
Appendix 2. A brief history of image and sound technology.
Responsibility: Hilary Mac Austin and Kathleen Thompson ; foreword by Sam Wineburg.

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Educators are being challenged as never before to invite reality into the classroom and allow students to explore it. This book will help you meet the challenge. Primary sources are the very documents that history is made of, the images that science is based on, the raw material of our lives. They are also excellent tools to teach the critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards. This book reveals in detail the strategies you can use to make primary sources come alive for your students and to enhance visual literacy, using fascinating photographs and powerful primary source texts.

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