Far Away and Long Ago

Young Historians in the Classroom

If you want to make your history teaching more meaningful to your students and more rewarding to yourself, welcome to Monica Edinger's classroom, where studying long ago events and far away places is a vital, exciting collaboration.

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If you want to make your history teaching more meaningful to your students and more rewarding to yourself, welcome to Monica Edinger's classroom, where studying long ago events and far away places is a vital, exciting collaboration.

Monica's fourth-grade students are historians. They consider events from their own lives, use oral history to explore other people's stories, investigate multiple perspectives, and examine documents and artifacts to interpret historical events. They experim...read more

About the Author(s)

Monica has been fourth-grade chair, grade leader, and classroom teacher at The Dalton School in New York since 1983. She received her master's degrees from Teachers College at Columbia University in international education and instructional technology and computers and education.

Stephanie Fins is an anthropologist and is the Dalton lecturer and the coordinator of the Museum Schools at the American Museum of Natural History. She has worked with children from kindergarten to high school, taught inservice courses, and developed curriculum. She teaches workshops at the museum and at Bank Street College of Education.

Table of Contents

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1. Teaching About the Past
2. My Story: Personal Histories
3. Other People's Stories: Immigration
4. Far Away: Studying Native Americans from the Outside
5. Long Ago: Imagining the Pilgrims
Afterword
References
Annotated Bibliographies
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-9
Year: 2010
Item No: 0886
ISBN: 978-157110-886-9

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