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Gerwin, David
Teaching U.S. history as mystery / David Gerwin and Jack Zevin
Alternate Title Teaching United States history as mystery
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2003
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL 973 GER    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Study and teaching
Subject(s) Teaching -- Philosophy
Teaching -- Methodology
Physical Description xii, 163 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents An introduction to a Mystery teaching strategy. -- Mystery in history: guidelines and levels of investigation. -- Isn't history always a mystery?: objectivity and postmodernism, plus solving a minor mystery about the Vietnam War. -- Truer that true: looking at women in the Old West. -- Solved mysteries?: the case of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. -- Beyond the bare facts: exploring race and history through Thomas Jefferson and Hemings. -- Conclusion: Teaching history as mystery
Summary Take a new tack on teaching U.S. history: have your students examine primary sources for clues -- suggest that they consider "facts" as "evidence" -- show them how to follow the trail of the thought processes of historians for solutions -- turn them into sleuths unraveling the mysteries of U.S. history
Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Zevin, Jack

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