Teaching history with museums : strategies for K-12 social studies

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Strategies for K-12 social studies
Marcus, Alan S.
Stoddard, Jeremy D.
Woodward, Walter W.
"Teaching History with Museums" provides an introduction and overview of the rich pedagogical power of museums. In this comprehensive textbook, the authors show how museums offer a sophisticated understanding of the past and develop habits of mind in ways that are not easily duplicated in the classroom. Using engaging cases to illustrate accomplished history teaching through museum visits, this text provides pre- and in-service teachers, teacher educators, and museum educators with ideas for successful visits to artifact and display-based museums, historic forts, living history museums, memorials, monuments, and other heritage sites. Each case is constructed to be adapted and tailored in ways that will be applicable to any classroom and encourage students to think deeply about museums as historical accounts and interpretations to be examined, questioned, and discussed.
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Acknowledgments PART I: Introduction and Framework for Using Museums to Teach History Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Teaching History with Museums PART II: Case Studies of Using Museums to Teach History Chapter 3 - Artifact and Display Based Museums: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Chapter 4 - State History Museums: The Minnesota History Center Chapter 5 - Historic Forts: The Fort at No. 4 and Fort Ticonderoga Chapter 6 - Historic House Museums: The Johnson County Historical Society and the Mark Twain House Chapter 7 - Living History Museums: Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown Chapter 8 - Memorials & Monuments: The Memorials and Monuments of 9/11 Chapter 9 - Art Museums: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Chapter 10 - Virtual Museums, Mobile Technologies, and Augmented Reality: Blurring Classroom--Museum Boundaries Appendix A - Top Ten Strategies for Effective Museum Visits Appendix B - Complete List of Museums Discussed in the Book Appendix C - Resources References
Includes bibliographical references and index.