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Essential Skills for Historians

Essential Skills for Historians

A Practical Guide to Researching the Past

  • Author: J. Laurence Hare,Jack Wells,Bruce E. Baker
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350005460
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Essential Skills for Historians helps undergraduate students make the transition from general university study to a more in-depth study of history, and to gain the skills and techniques they need to conduct an independent research project or embark on a career as a professional historian. The book begins with an examination of the historical discipline and its relevance to contemporary culture. It then guides readers through the steps of developing a research project, using two sample projects that illustrate the connections between core proficiencies such as critical thinking and effective time management, and professional proficiencies such as source criticism and historical interpretation. By following these source projects as they develop, the book also highlights the importance of sound historical practice and a critical understanding of the past in contemporary society. Finally, the book discusses the outcomes of historical research and reveals the wide array of possibilities for careers built upon the skills gained from studying history. Covering key topics such as research strategies, reading sources, effective writing and professional ethics – and with useful features such as glossaries, guidelines for student projects, hands-on exercises, further reading and a companion website containing extra resources – Essential Skills for Historians equips aspiring historians with everything they need to succeed whilst also demonstrating the value of history in the wider world.

Public History

Public History

A Textbook of Practice

  • Author: Thomas Cauvin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317512448
  • Category: History
  • Page: 282
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Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and those who work in historic preservation, in museums and archives, in government agencies, as consultants, as oral historians, or who manage crowdsourcing projects need very specific skills. This book links theory and practice and provides students and practitioners with the tools to do public history in a wide range of settings. The text engages throughout with key issues such as public participation, digital tools and media, and the internationalization of public history. Part One focuses on public history sources, and offers an overview of the creation, collection, management, and preservation of public history materials (archives, material culture, oral materials, or digital sources). Chapters cover sites and institutions such as archival repositories and museums, historic buildings and structures, and different practices such as collection management, preservation (archives, objects, sounds, moving images, buildings, sites, and landscape), oral history, and genealogy. Part Two deals with the different ways in which public historians can produce historical narratives through different media (including exhibitions, film, writing, and digital tools). The last part explores the challenges and ethical issues that public historians will encounter when working with different communities and institutions. Either in public history methods courses or as a resource for practicing public historians, this book lays the groundwork for making meaningful connections between historical sources and popular audiences.

Postmodernism for Historians

Postmodernism for Historians

  • Author: Callum G. Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317869869
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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Postmodernism is an essential approach to History. This is the first dedicated primer on postmodernism for the historian. It offers a step-by-step guide to postmodern theory, includes a guide to how historians have applied the theory, and provides a review of why its critics are wrong. In simple and clear language, it takes the reader through the chain of theory that developed in the 20th century to become now, in the early 21st century, the leading stimulant of new forms of research in History. With separate chapters on The Sign, The Discourse, Post/Structuralism, The Text, The Self, and Morality, this book will encourage a new critical awareness of Theory when reading books of History, and when writing essays and dissertations. Armed with the principal ideas of Saussure, Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida, the historians can formulate how to combine empirical History with the excitement of fresh perspectives and new skills, merged in the new moral impetus of the postmodern condition. Designed for the beginner this is the essential postmodern starting point.

An Overview of Leonardo's Career and Projects Until C.1500

An Overview of Leonardo's Career and Projects Until C.1500

  • Author: Leonardo (da Vinci)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780815329343
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 509
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Also available as the second book in a five volume set (ISBN#0815329334)

Historical Social Research

Historical Social Research

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social history
  • Page: N.A
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International journal for the application of formal methods to history.

Careers for Students of History

Careers for Students of History

  • Author: Constance B. Schulz
  • Publisher: American Historical Assoc.
  • ISBN: 0872291286
  • Category: College graduates
  • Page: 52
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This pamphlet demonstrates the range of jobs in which you might enter the historical profession as an ongoing career. You can apply your history degree in a variety of workplaces and under a variety of job titles, including educator, researcher, writer, editor, information manager, advocate, businessperson, or simply as a history professional.

Learning California History

Learning California History

Essential Skills for the Survey Course and Beyond

  • Author: Gordon Morris Bakken,Brenda Farrington
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780882959450
  • Category: History
  • Page: 132
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The first of its kind, Learning California History is a dynamic workbook designed to complement any of the standard California history textbooks currently available. Much more than supplementary reading, this innovative teaching and student assessment tool introduces students to basic social science research methods, using carefully designed exercises and historical documents to enhance the reading, research, and writing skills of students of all levels.

Historical Thinking for History Teachers

Historical Thinking for History Teachers

A new approach to engaging students and developing historical consciousness

  • Author: Tim Allender,Anna Clark,Robert Parkes
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1760870722
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 384
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Effective Australian history education has never been more important for the development of critically aware and thoughtful young people. History fosters important skills in reasoning, historical consciousness and empathy; and an appreciation of history is crucial to the development of students' understanding of the very nature of our society. This edited collection comprises contributions from leading historians, educators and practising teachers, and surveys Australian history teaching today, from the development of the national curriculum to fostering historical thinking and promoting effective engagement in the history classroom. The book begins with an analysis of the principles underlying the drafting of the national curriculum and features insights from the writers of the curriculum themselves. It focuses on the curriculum from primary- and secondary-school teaching perspectives. Part 2 examines the teaching of historical expertise including historical thinking and value formation, as well as productive assessment and the important role social history can play in the classroom. Part 3 concentrates on specific approaches to history teaching including teacher talk; the use of historical fiction and film; digital technology and the internet; as well as museums as a teaching medium. Part 4 analyses key aspects of Australian history teaching including Indigenous perspectives, teaching citizenship and assisting the pre-service teacher in their transition to becoming a professional. Rich with insights into historical skills, historical concepts and critical thinking, as well as practical guidance on translating principles into engaging classroom approaches, this is an essential reference for both pre-service and in-service history teachers and educators.

Reading Like a Historian

Reading Like a Historian

Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms

  • Author: Sam Wineburg,Daisy Martin,Chauncey Monte-Sano
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807772372
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 168
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This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

  • Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118417356
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 496
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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programs for At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples. In addition, this volume offers guidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner that assists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussion and information relating to specific academic, cognitive, and behavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties in reading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will also recognize and learn how to intervene with students from underserved and mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failure including English-language learners and students from impoverished environments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere with classroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwise tailor an intervention based on that information. As with all volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting key concepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. The companion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, and handouts.