A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase added about 828,000 square miles of unmapped, unknown land to the young United States. To explore and map this great swath of land, Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery to brave rivers, plains, and mountains. They met American Indians both friendly and hostile, discovered dozens of previously unknown species, and carved for themselves an enduring place in American history. Complete with maps, excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals, and images of artifacts, this volume tells a timeless tale of adventure, hardship, and triumph.

A Primary Source Investigation of Slavery

A Primary Source Investigation of Slavery

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184096

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 458

America's greatest shame has been its enslavement of millions of African Americans prior to their emancipation at the end of the Civil War in 1865. The experience of these individuals included backbreaking labor, cruel punishments, poverty, lack of education, and the separation of family members. From the beginning of their bondage in Africa, the lives of enslaved Africans is chronicled through books, drawings, advertisements, political cartoons, song lyrics, and more in this thought-provoking guide to a difficult time in the nation's past.

A Primary Source Investigation of Reconstruction

A Primary Source Investigation of Reconstruction

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184072

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The era of Reconstruction followed the long, bloody Civil War, and became one of the most important in the nation's history. It set guidelines for race relations and the federal government's involvement in them. From black codes to voting rights for black men, Reconstruction was an active, but contentious period. Documents such as amendments to the Constitution and speeches from the nation's leaders are examined along with text that provides the necessary context to fully understand the volatile issues debated. This fully illustrated volume highlights the people and their works with a clear and authoritative voice.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Mayflower

A Primary Source Investigation of the Mayflower

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184225

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Pilgrims braved stormy seas on the Mayflower to make a life in a new land, America. Primary sources help teach the truth about the difficulties that drove them to a promised land to practice their religion freely. Though peril plagued the ship's voyage, the danger on land from disease and starvation was just as great. Without the assistance of American Indians, the colonists would have perished that first year. Instead they survived to leave behind the Thanksgiving tradition for future generations. Readers delve into the dramatic tale of a band of stalwart Pilgrims in this compelling, vividly illustrated narrative.

A Primary Source Investigation of Manifest Destiny

A Primary Source Investigation of Manifest Destiny

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Westward Ho! was the call of many a pioneer heading into the western United States from the country's beginning. The insatiable desire for land that drove settlement westward is conveyed vividly by this collection of primary source documents. From the Monroe Doctrine to the end of the Spanish-American War with the Treaty of Paris, the documents and accompanying text provide rich context for a lively time in American history. Documents that detail the struggle of Native Americans provide a counterbalance to the ambitions of those who were convinced that the West was theirs by divine right.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Continental Congress

A Primary Source Investigation of the Continental Congress

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184126

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 703

Although America's original thirteen colonies lived in peace with England for many years after their founding at Jamestown, that changed in the late eighteenth century. When England began to pass taxes and restrictions without allowing Americans a say in the matter, a rallying cry for independence called colonial lawmakers such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to draft a more fair and free government. The challenges faced by the Founders of the United States to create a prosperous democracy the likes of which had never been attempted before are explained in this clear, comprehensive, and stimulating guide.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad

A Primary Source Investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184232

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 943

Before the merging of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, traveling West was a perilous, time-consuming endeavor. Native Americans hunted vast herds of buffalo across the plains and a few hardy pioneers lived in scattered, isolated settlements. The construction of the transcontinental railroad would change all that, opening up the means for coast-to-coast travel, boosting private enterprise, and nearly destroying Native Americans for good. A feat of engineering genius and human endeavor, this timely volume illuminates the hardships, accomplishments, greed, and racial conflicts of one of America's greatest achievements.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Industrial Revolution

A Primary Source Investigation of the Industrial Revolution

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184140

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 582

The exodus of rural dwellers for the cramped, smoke-filled, but affluent cities of the late nineteenth century took place because of an increasing number of factory jobs. And such jobs came about because of a radical shift in technology and society called the Industrial Revolution. From steam power to electrical grids, the innovations that fueled this revolution transformed the United States into a country that would later dominate the world in business, culture, and invention. Extensive focus on documents, period photographs, and artwork combined with context-setting text makes this an authoritative guide to one of the most important eras of American history.

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

A Primary Source Investigation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Xina M. Uhl

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508184188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 221

President Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase added about 828,000 square miles of unmapped, unknown land to the young United States. To explore and map this great swath of land, Jefferson sent Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their Corps of Discovery to brave rivers, plains, and mountains. They met American Indians both friendly and hostile, discovered dozens of previously unknown species, and carved for themselves an enduring place in American history. Complete with maps, excerpts from Lewis and Clark's journals, and images of artifacts, this volume tells a timeless tale of adventure, hardship, and triumph.

Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies and Language Arts Classroom, Grades 6 - 8

Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies and Language Arts Classroom, Grades 6 - 8

Author: Schyrlet Cameron

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 9781580377409

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 463

Use technology to bring history to life for students in grades 6–8 with Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies and Language Arts Classroom. The lessons in this 64-page book use online technology to access and examine historical primary documents. Each topic features national standards correlations, activities that promote inquiry-based learning, a list of bookshelf resources, and suggestions for related Web sites. The book supports NCSS and NCTE standards.

Critical Qualitative Research in Social Education

Critical Qualitative Research in Social Education

Author: Cameron White

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681230375

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Critical qualitative research informs social education through a lens that ensures the investigation of issues in education tied to power and privilege, ultimately leading to advocacy and activism. The concept of critical is increasingly challenged in this age of neoliberal reform; nevertheless, critical implies questioning, investigating and challenging in terms of equity and social justice, leading to critical consciousness (Freire, 1970). While we resist defining social education, as hopefully these ideas / concepts are fluid, the idea stems from a continual analysis and synthesis of critical theory/ critical pedagogy, media and cultural studies, social reconstruction / social justice, and social studies education framed by culturally responsive pedagogy. A social education take on critical qualitative research thus suggests multiple truths and perspectives and focuses on questions rather than answers. While many have written on qualitative educational research and some have attempted to integrate critical pedagogy and qualitative research, few have explored the specific idea of social education and critical qualitative research. A major issue is that social education claims that there are no set procedures, scripted approaches, or narrow definitions as to the possibilities of research endeavors. Social education researchers make the process and investigation their own and adapt questions, procedures, methods, and strategies throughout the experience. This reflects an ever changing criticality in the bricolage of the research (Steinberg, 2011). Critical qualitative research and social education are vital for the world of the 21st century. The onslaught of neoliberalism, corporatization, standardization, testing, and the continuing attack on public schools and educators necessitate critical approaches to teaching and learning along with critical qualitative research in social education. Ongoing issues with equity and social justice tied to race, ethnicity, class, orientation, age, and ability linking to schooling, education, teaching and learning must be addressed. The struggle between unbridled capitalism and democracy warrant these investigations in the 21st century, hopefully leading to advocacy and activism.

Getting at the Core of the Common Core with Social Studies

Getting at the Core of the Common Core with Social Studies

Author: Thomas N. Turner

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623968762

Category: Education

Page: 311

View: 716

For social studies teachers reeling from the buffeting of top-down educational reforms, this volume offers answers to questions about dealing with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Each chapter presents and reviews pertinent standards that relate to the social studies. Each chapter also deals with significant topics in the social studies from various social sciences to processes such as inquiry to key skills needed for success in social studies such as analysis and literacy. The most important aspect of these chapters though is the array of adaptable activities that is included in each chapter. Teachers can find practical approaches to dealing with CCSS across the social studies panorama. The multiple authorships of the various chapters mean a variety of perspectives and viewpoints are presented. All of the authors have fought in the trenches of K-12 public education. Their activities reflect this in a way that will be useful to novice or veteran teachers.