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Featuring an expanded introduction, this award-winning bestseller has been updated to link curriculum to the Common Core State Standards.
This popular text shows how to apply Wineburgâs highly acclaimed approach to teachingâ Reading Like a Historianâto middle and high school classrooms, increasing academic literacy and sparking studentsâ curiosity. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay that sets the stage of a key moment in American historyâbeginning with exploration and colonization and the events at Jamestown and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis. Primary documents, charts, graphic organizers, visual images, and political cartoons follow each essay, as well as suggestions for where to find additional resources on the Internet and guidance for assessing studentsâ understanding of core historical ideas.
Reading Like a Historian helps teachers use textbooks creatively and provides a wealth of ideas for how historical instruction can enhance studentsâ skills in reading comprehension.
About: ''The focusing questions, the teaching tips, and the primary sources make it possible for any teacher of history and social studies to help students become more interested, careful, and effective in handling information.
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