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Conducting Authentic Historical Inquiry

Engaging Learners with SOURCES and Emerging Technologies

Scott M. Waring Richard Hartshorne

208 pages
Teachers College Press
Engaging students with primary sources that foster inquiry, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills, all of which are vitally important to success in school and beyond. Simply inserting primary sources into the classroom is not enough. This resource uses the best of emerging Internet applications (Web 2.0) to capture the interest of today’s students who have grown up using diverse technologies and multiple applications such as podcasts, social networks, social bookmarks, digital curation, and blogs. Readers will learn about the SOURCES Framework, an innovative approach for scaffolding inquiry-rich social studies instructional practices. Filled with multiple classroom-ready examples that seamlessly integrate Web 2.0 applications, the authors provide readers with the tools and confidence to create instructional opportunities to engage learners in authentic historical inquiry. The goal is to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to think critically, engage with sources, and create authentic, evidence-based narratives. Conducting Authentic Historical Inquiry will be of interest to instructional technology coordinators and university faculty teaching courses in instructional technology and design. Book Features: Offers effective and engaging methods for teaching with primary and secondary sources while seamlessly integrating emerging technologies. Fosters critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning skills while allowing instructors an opportunity to personalize learning environments. Provides students with opportunities to authentically construct historical narratives, replicating methods utilized by historians. Introduces an innovative framework for teaching with primary and secondary sources. Includes web links that make it easy for the reader to see examples and resources and video walk-throughs related to many of the Web 2.0 tools.
Author Bio
Scott M. Waring is a professor and the program coordinator for the Social Science Education Program at the University of Central Florida. Richard Hartshorne is a professor and chair of the Learning Sciences and Educational Research department at the University of Central Florida.