General US History
--Kay A. Chick
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--Mark L. Daniels
Teachers and students can bring history to life by donning period clothing or carrying objects common in past eras to engage students and enhance classroom presentations.
--Alan S. Marcus and Thomas H. Levine
Studying monuments and the political, ideological, or social perspectives they represent advances students’ historical thinking skills while highlighting for them the subjective nature of history.
--Stephanie Greenhut and Megan Jones
A pilot program at the National Archives challenges students to determine how certain documents illustrate the Constitution “in action,” then create digital stories using cellular phones and web tools.
--C. Frederick Risinger
The websites presented here will help educators integrate local history projects that not only stimulate student interest, but build research and presentation skills.
--William E. White
Field trips to historic sites, such as to the house in Colonial Williamsburg of Revolution-era scholar George Wythe, offer students a tangible and physical connection to the past.
Financial constraints and testing pressures have forced many school districts to cut back on field trips to museums. But with traveling trunks, museums are making sure that students still have access to primary source artifacts.
The state guidebooks created by writers, academics, and historians under FDR’s jobs program offer a wealth of social history that will lead students to a greater understanding of their own towns as part of the panorama of American history.
Through the Arizona Heritage Project, students work to document their local history and preserve the stories of Arizona’s military veterans.