History: Core Elements for Teaching and Learning

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Wildside Press LLC, 2011 - History - 256 pages
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This book is a synthesis of four decades of teaching experience by a well-known historian and history educator. The 14 essays provide practical advice for teachers and students to assist both in achieving the best results for teaching, learning, and writing about history. Part One offers a host of innovative suggestions for enlivening classroom presentations. Part Two addresses the problems of teaching students to write. Part Three focuses on history tests and exams, including the most effective ways to construct and respond to essay questions. Every teacher of history at the university level, and every serious student of history, will want a copy of this book.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Revitalizing the Traditional
15
Making Teaching PicturePerfect
51
Some Thoughts on Use of Class
71
Constructive
85
Written Assignments and Writing
95
University Students Writing
105
Being Serious About Teaching Writing
117
A Guide to the Skill of Essay Construction in History
139
How Advanced Placement History Essay Questions
153
A Teachers Guide for Developing Student
163
Strategies
225
A Guide for Answering Identification
245
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