Teaching U.S. History beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12
Written by a history educator, this exciting guide provides a unique approach that makes it easy for middle and high school teachers to engage students' critical thinking in history and social studies. Using a "CSI approach" to history, the author's six powerful strategies tap into students' natural curiosity and investigative instincts. Students become detectives of the past as they ghost-hunt in their neighborhoods, solve historical crime scenes, prepare arguments for famous court cases, and more. Each ready-to-use technique: Demonstrates how students can use primary and secondary sources to solve historical mysteries Includes sample lessons and case studies for Grades 5–12 Aligns with national standards, making the book useful for both teachers and curriculum developers Features review questions, reflections, and Web and print resources in every chapter for further reading Incorporate these strategies into your classroom and watch as students discover just how thrilling and spine-chilling history can be! --Publisher's description
Yohuru Williams. Teaching U.S. History beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12. Corwin Press, 2008.
Williams, Yohuru, "Teaching U.S. History beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies, Grades 5-12" (2008). History Faculty Book Gallery. 44.