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Eyewitness to the past : strategies for teaching American history in grades 5-12

Author: Joan Brodsky Schur
Publisher: Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this unique resource, Joan Brodsky Schur reveals how compelling and engaging the study of history becomes when students use documents to imagine living through events in American history. Eyewitness to the Past examines six types of primary sources: diaries, travelogues, letters, news articles, speeches, and scrapbooks. Teachers will find interactive strategies to help students analyze the unique properties of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schur, Joan Brodsky.
Eyewitness to the past.
Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, ©2007
(DLC) 2006035224
(OCoLC)74915569
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Brodsky Schur
ISBN: 9781571108319 1571108319
OCLC Number: 609921665
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, [236] pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: History from the eyewitness viewpoint --
Diaries: writing from opposing viewpoints --
Travelogues: eyewitness perspectives on a growing nation --
Letters: arguing the past in written correspondence --
Newspapers: conflicting accounts of the same events --
Election speeches: advocating for your candidate --
Scrapbooks: documenting the past across time.
Responsibility: Joan Brodsky Schur ; foreword by James A. Percoco.
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In this unique resource, Joan Brodsky Schur reveals how compelling and engaging the study of history becomes when students use documents to imagine living through events in American history. Eyewitness to the Past examines six types of primary sources: diaries, travelogues, letters, news articles, speeches, and scrapbooks. Teachers will find interactive strategies to help students analyze the unique properties of each, and apply to them their own written work and oral argument.

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