Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12

Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?: Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 (Paperback)

£24.50
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Every major measure of students' historical understanding since 1917 has demonstrated that students do not retain, understand, or enjoy their school experiences with history. Bruce Lesh believes that this is due to the way we teach history -- lecture and memorization. Over the last fifteen years, Bruce has refined a method of teaching history that mirrors the process used by historians, where students are taught to ask questions of evidence and develop historical explanations. And now in his new book "Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?" he shows teachers how to successfully implement his methods in the classroom. Students may think they want to be given the answer. Yet, when they are actively engaged in investigating the past - the way professional historians do - they find that history class is not about the boring memorization of names, dates, and facts. Instead, it's challenging fun. Historical study that centers on a question, where students gather a variety of historical sources and then develop and defend their answers to that question, allows students to become actual historians immersed in an interpretive study of the past. Each chapter focuses on a key concept in understanding history and then offers a sample unit on how the concept can be taught. Readers will learn about the following: Exploring Text, Subtext, and Context: President Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal Chronological Thinking and Causality: The Rail Strike of 1877 Multiple Perspectives: The Bonus March of 1932 Continuity and Change Over Time: Custer's Last Stand Historical Significance: The Civil Rights Movement Historical Empathy: The Truman-MacArthur Debate By the end of the book, teachers will have learned how to teach history via a lens of interpretive questions and interrogative evidence that allows both student and teacher to develop evidence-based answers to history's greatest questions. - See more at: http://www.stenhouse.com/html/why-wont-you-just-tell-us-the-answer.htm#sthash.P8luKMFT.dpuf

Children'sEducational materialEducational: HistoryEducationEducation TheorySchoolsSecondary schoolsEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching skills & techniquesHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers Publication Date: 28/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9781571108128  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by Bruce Lesh

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Teaching Religious Education:...
(Paperback)
Julian Stern
 
 
£21.99
 
Time to Talk: Implementing ...
(Paperback)
Jean Gross
 
 
£27.99
 
Insider Accounts of Classroom Life,...
(Paperback)
Maria Dantas-Whitney; Sarah Rilling
 
 
£29.50
 
Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…
19/01/2018

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help
18/01/2018

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships
16/01/2018

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd