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Title The Teaching American History project : lessons for history educators and historians / edited by Rachel G. Ragland, Kelly A. Woestman.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.071 T22 2009    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  973.071 T22 2009 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description xviii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series PSU Faculty or Staff Author.
Note Woestman, PSU Faculty or Staff Author.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The premise of the Teaching American History (TAH) project - a discretionary grant program funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Elementary and Secondary Education Act- is that in order to teach history better, teachers need to know more history. Illustrating the diversity of these programs, this collection of essays and research reports from TAH participants provides models for historians, teachers, teacher educators, and others interested in the teaching and learning of American history, and presents examples of lessons learned from a cross-section of TAH projects.--[book cover].
Contents Foreword: The Teaching American History program: a venerable past and a challenging future / Sam Wineburg -- Preface / Rachel G. Ragland and Kelly A. Woestman -- pt. I: Emerging practices for historians: introduction. Teachers as historians: a historian's experiences with TAH Projects / Kelly A. Woestman ; A new focus for the history professoriate: professional development for history teachers as professional development for historians / Peter B. Knupper ; Engaging at-risk students: teaching American military history / G.I. Seligmann ; Lost in translation: the use of primary sources in teaching history / Laura M. Westhoff -- pt. II: Emerging practices for classroom teachers: introduction. Through the lens of local history: enriching instruction using regional primary sources / Donald D. Owen and Katherine Barbour ; Introducing teachers to archives and archivists (and vice versa) / Tim Rives ; Teachers' voices in Teaching American History projects / David Gerwin ; History in every classroom: setting a K-5 precedent / Elise Fillpot -- pt. III: Emerging practices for professional development: introduction. Teaching American History projects in Illinois: a comparative analysis of professional development models / Rachel G. Ragland ; Finding common ground: conditions for effective collaboration between education and history faculty in teacher professional development / Dawn Abt-Perkins ; Designing and implementing content-based professional development for teachers of American history / Ann Marie Ryan and Frank Valadez ; Artifacts in inspiration: building connections between museum education and classroom teachers / D. Lynn McRainey and Heidi Moisan ; How to evaluate Teaching American History projects / Emily Lai, Julie Kearney, and Donald Yarbrough -- pt. IV: Emerging practices in the larger perspective: introduction. Mirrors, mutuality of interest, and opportunities to learn: the TAH program, assessment, and faculty / Robert E. Rook ; Teaching American History: observations from the fringes / Cary D. Wintz.
Subject United States -- History -- Study and teaching.
History -- Study and teaching -- United States.
History -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00958303
Study skills. (OCoLC)fst01136216
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ragland, Rachel G.
Woestman, Kelly A.
ISBN 9780415988810 (hbk.)
0415988810 (hbk.)
9780415988827 (pbk.)
0415988829 (pbk.)
9780203878200 (ebk.)
0203878205 (ebk.)

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