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Teaching American History Through Place-Based Learning

By James A. Percoco. Demonstrating the power of place-based learning to enliven and expand the way students perceive and learn history, acclaimed teacher Percoco presents creative, practical, easy-to-implement lessons that make excellent use of primary sources and hands-on learning. Case studies based on places within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, a 180-mile National Heritage area that encompasses such historical sites as Gettysburg and Monticello, center on inquiry-based learning, essential questions, and authentic assessments such as creating websites or blogs, pitching and filming a movie, and designing state historical markers. The lessons mesh well with Common Core standards and provide innovative ways for showing how local sites are tied to the "bigger national narrative of American history." "A wonderful resource," says filmmaker Ken Burns. Grades 5–12. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Illustrated. Stenhouse. 252 pages. ©2017.

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