The Resource Historical thinking and other unnatural acts : charting the future of teaching the past, Sam Wineburg

Historical thinking and other unnatural acts : charting the future of teaching the past, Sam Wineburg

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Historical thinking and other unnatural acts : charting the future of teaching the past
Title
Historical thinking and other unnatural acts
Title remainder
charting the future of teaching the past
Statement of responsibility
Sam Wineburg
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although most of us think of history--and learn it--as a conglomeration of facts, dates, and key figures, for professional historians it is a way of knowing, a method for developing an understanding about the relationships of peoples and events in the past. A cognitive psychologist, Wineburg has been engaged in studying what is intrinsic to historical thinking, how it might be taught, and why most students still adhere to the "one damned thing after another" concept of history. Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer "rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present." Arguing that we all absorb lessons about history in many settings--in kitchen table conversations, at the movies, or on the world-wide web, for instance--these essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking
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Wineburg, Samuel S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D16.2
LC item number
.W56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • History
  • Historiography
  • Culture conflict
  • Conflit culturel
  • Histoire
  • Historiographie
  • Conflit culturel
  • Culture conflict
  • Historiography
  • History
  • Study skills
  • Geschiedenisonderwijs
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Geschichtsunterricht
  • Philosophie
  • Geschichtsbewusstsein
  • Philosophie
  • Geschichtsunterricht
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Historical thinking and other unnatural acts : charting the future of teaching the past, Sam Wineburg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical thinking and other unnatural acts -- The psychology of teaching and learning history -- On the reading of historical texts: notes on the breach between school and academy -- Reading Abraham Lincoln: a case study in contextualized thinking -- Picturing the past -- Peering at history through different lenses: the role of disciplinary perspectives in teaching history -- Models of wisdom in the teaching of history -- Wrinkles in time and place: using performance assessments to understand the knowledge of history teachers -- Lost in words: moral ambiguity in the history classroom -- Making (historical) sense in the new millennium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781566398558
Lccn
00053214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45304687
  • (OCoLC)ocm45304687
Label
Historical thinking and other unnatural acts : charting the future of teaching the past, Sam Wineburg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical thinking and other unnatural acts -- The psychology of teaching and learning history -- On the reading of historical texts: notes on the breach between school and academy -- Reading Abraham Lincoln: a case study in contextualized thinking -- Picturing the past -- Peering at history through different lenses: the role of disciplinary perspectives in teaching history -- Models of wisdom in the teaching of history -- Wrinkles in time and place: using performance assessments to understand the knowledge of history teachers -- Lost in words: moral ambiguity in the history classroom -- Making (historical) sense in the new millennium
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781566398558
Lccn
00053214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45304687
  • (OCoLC)ocm45304687

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