A Practical Guide to Studying History

Skills and Approaches

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Author: Tracey Loughran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472530098

Category: History

Page: 352

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*** PROSE Award Winner (2018) in the Textbook/Humanities Category *** A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.

The Methods and Skills of History

A Practical Guide

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Author: Michael J. Salevouris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745345

Category: History

Page: 328

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Widely acclaimed for its accessibility and engaging approach to the subject, the fourth edition of The Methods and Skills of History combines theory and instruction with hands-on practice, making it a comprehensive guide to historical research and writing. Combines theory with hands-on practice in its introduction to historical methods Includes a series of field-tested exercises designed to make the research and writing of history more meaningful and accessible to readers Features expanded coverage of writing history and up-to-date coverage of online research Designed to strengthen students’ critical thinking and communication skills

Debating New Approaches to History

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Author: Marek Tamm,Peter Burke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147428194X

Category: History

Page: 392

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With its innovative format, Debating New Approaches to History addresses issues currently at the top of the discipline's theoretical and methodological agenda. In its chapters, leading historians of both older and younger generations from across the Western world and beyond discuss and debate the main problems and challenges that historians are facing today. Each chapter is followed by a critical commentary from another key scholar in the field and the author's response. The volume looks at topics such as the importance and consequences of the 'digital turn' in history (what will history writing be like in a digital age?), the challenge of posthumanist theory for history writing (how do we write the history of non-humans?) and the possibilities of moving beyond traditional sources in history and establishing a dialogue with genetics and neurosciences (what are the perspectives and limits of the so-called 'neurohistory'?). It also revisits older debates in history which remain crucial, such as what the gender approach can offer to historical research or how to write history on a global scale. Debating New Approaches to History does not just provide a useful overview of the new approaches to history it covers, but also offers insights into current historical debates and the process of historical method in the making. It demonstrates how the discipline of history has responded to challenges in society – such as digitalization, globalization and environmental concerns – as well as in humanities and social sciences, such as the 'material turn', 'visual turn' or 'affective turn'. This is a key volume for all students of historiography wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of contemporary thinking in historical research.

Public History

A Practical Guide

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Author: Faye Sayer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350051322

Category: History

Page: 352

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The 2nd edition of Public History: A Practical Guide provides a fresh examination of history as practiced in its various worldly guises and contexts. It analyses the many skills that historians require in the practice of public history and looks at how a range of actors, including museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media/digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience in a variety of ways. Faye Sayer's exciting new edition includes: * Brand new chapters on 'Restoration and Preservation' and history and the working world * Substantial additions covering the growing fields of digital history and history in politics * More images, figures and international case studies from the US, Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia * 'Personal Reflection' sections from a range of industry experts from around the world * Historiographical updates and significant revisions throughout the text * Expanded online 'Public History Toolkit' resource, with a range of new features Public History: A Practical Guide delivers a comprehensive outline of this increasingly prevalent area of the discipline, offering a distinctly global approach that is both accessible and engaging in equal measure. Finally, it explores future methodological possibilities and can be used as a reference point for professional development planning in the sectors discussed. This is the essential overview for any student wanting to know what history means beyond the classroom.

A Practical Guide to Teaching History in the Secondary School

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Author: Martin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134199686

Category: Education

Page: 120

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This practical workbook contains all the advice, guidance and resources new and student history teachers need to reflect on and develop their teaching practice, helping them to plan lessons across the subject in a variety of teaching situations. Helpful features include: case studies examples of pupils’ work examples of existing good practice a range of tried-and-tested teaching strategies photocopiable resources and training materials activities in each chapter to help student history teachers analyze their learning and performance web links for further reading on evidence-based practice. Designed to be used independently or as an integrated extension of the popular textbook, Learning to Teach History in the Secondary School which provides detailed examples of theory in practice, this book is packed with examples of how to analyze practice to ensure maximized learning in the classroom.

AP U.S. History For Dummies

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Author: Greg Velm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470391138

Category: History

Page: 408

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Getting ready to tackle the AP U.S. History exam? AP U.S. History For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step guide that will help you perfect the skills and review the knowledge you need to achieve your best possible score! Discover how to identify what the questions are really asking and find out how to combine your history knowledge with context clues to craft thoughtful essays. Try your hand at two true-to-life AP exams, complete with detailed answer explanations and scoring guides. You’ll find out how to put together a game plan, develop a study strategy, decode the Political – Economic – Social (PES) answer secret, and understand exactly what’s going to be on the stress. This easy-to-understand guide reviews all periods of U.S. history, from the country’s earliest inhabitants to the present day. Ease your mind on stress day and feel completely prepared by completing the two practice exams with answers and explanations. Find out how to: Prepare a study plan for the time leading up to the exam Decode your score and learn how to get the best score Put your knowledge to work Approach the different types of questions: multiple choice, document-based, and essay questions Navigate all exam topics, from the Native Americans to the present day Analyze and connect political, economic, and social themes Recognize trick words Complete with lists of ten monster event topics AP wants you to know, ten unstoppable cultural trends, and ten key court decisions, AP U.S. History For Dummies will help you ace this test!

Going to the Sources

A Guide to Historical Research and Writing

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Author: Anthony Brundage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118515323

Category: History

Page: 150

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The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sourcespresents a practical guide to historical research and writing forall students of history. Focuses on the basics of historians’ craft, introducingstudents to concepts including refining a topic, selecting sources,and engaging critically with their reading Appendices illustrate style for footnotes, endnotes, andbibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly usedabbreviations Features a new chapter on the use of non-textual sources forhistorians, including a case study discussion of the historicalimportance of D. W. Griffith’s film The Birth of aNation Addresses how to bring the critical assessment skills ofreading to bear on film and other non-textual sources Includes a student-written historiographical essay, withmarginal notes for instruction

A Practical Approach to Writing Skills

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Author: David Stone,Duncan Beal,Jean Evans

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748774653

Category:

Page: 128

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Placing emphasis on the AQA specifications, this series aims to support the examined components of English at GCSE. Adopting a twin-track approach, it comprises two Students' Books, Assessing GCSE English - Reading Skills and Assessing GCSE English - Writing Skills, along with two accompanying Teacher's Resource Books.

History of Art

A Students' Handbook

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Author: Marcia Pointon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136189084

Category: Art

Page: 141

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History of Art covers training and vocational aspects of Art History, providing a wealth of information on the different kinds of courses available on the relationship between, for example, museum and gallery work and academic Art History.