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Bringing History Home : A Classroom Teacher's Quest to Make the Past Matter - Bill Schechter

Bringing History Home

A Classroom Teacher's Quest to Make the Past Matter

eBook Published: 31st January 2019
ISBN: 9781475846652
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Bringing History Home focuses on how to make the teaching of high school history both an intellectual challenge and an experiential adventure. The book focuses on mobilizing pedagogy and curriculum through a variety of activities and resources–music, poetry, field trips, simulations, crafts, current news and civics–to deepen students’ involvement with the subject matter. History classes should be memorable. Bringing History Home provides support and inspiration to education majors, newly minted teachers, and seasoned professionals.

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As a master teacher, Schechter provides examples from his many decades of remarkable teaching and curriculum creation, based on his own interdisciplinary, constructivist and active learning approach. This is a wonderful and stimulating book, replete with rich examples from the author’s pedagogy that will help teachers – newer and experienced – to, as Schechter says, “find a style that fits them and utilizes their strengths to the best advantage.” His reflections on the nature of his discipline and the possibilities of “Doing History”; on "the normal vicissitudes of a teacher’s life”; and on "finding a way of being in the classroom” are particularly valuable. The most stimulating book on teaching today’s students I have read. It made me want to get into a social studies classroom and get to it!





Prologue / It was only the first day of school

Chapter 1: Beginnings / What helps make a history class compelling?

Chapter 2: Let There Be Music / Singing our way through trials and tribulations

Chapter 3: Theater in the Square / The power of make-believe in the classroom

Chapter 4: Field Trips on My Mind / Taking it on the road

Chapter 5: History Begins at Home / Is it knocking on your door?

Interlude / A Morning Request

Chapter 6: Taking History into the Hallways / Seed-time of an epiphany

Chapter 7: Joining Hands to Minds / Building a cabin for a courtyard

Chapter 8: Awakening the Muse / “Here once the embattled farmers stood…’

Chapter 9: Rummaging Through the Attic Trunk / – A few other odds & ends

Chapter 10: Getting Caught in History’s Web / Students, your family’s saga is before you

Chapter 11: History in the Headlines / Why newspapers are a teacher’s best friend

Chapter 12: Welcome to the Classroom World / Please take a seat

Chapter 13: Bias Buzzing Around My Head/ The ‘no-see-ums’ of the history class

Chapter 14: Charting A Course/ One way to develop history units

Chapter 15: Not Just Civics Class, But A Civic Life/ Democracy makes its demands

Epilogue/ Actually, there is no ending

Coda/ To Be A Teacher

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ISBN: 9781475846652
ISBN-10: 1475846657
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 31st January 2019
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers