Instead of offering a single model for teachers to copy, Beyond the Textbook presents nuanced illustrations of what "student historian theory" looks like in action. Included are accounts of actual classroom lessons; discussion topics; sample handouts and primary sources; and excerpts from students' writings. There are also frank recollections of the brainstorming, collaborative teaching, curriculum development, and evaluation that Kobrin and his colleagues didas well as feedback from their students.
Though Kobrin's case studies reflect the experiences of history and social studies classes in grades seven through twelve, the issues raised will resonate with all educators: How much do textbooks dictate the curriculum? What is needed to involve students in their school work? How are higher-level thinking skills mastered? How do professional teachers continue to develop their skills? Beyond the Textbook does not offer facile, open and-shut answers. Rather, it opens various windows revealing the possibilities.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.27(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsConstructing History
For Their Own Reasons
Setting the Table
The Essential Enterprise
Let the Future Write the Past