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Take the Journey


Take the Journey
Teaching American History Through Place-Based Learning
James A. PercocoForeword by Milton Chen; Afterword by Cathy Gorn

In Take the Journey, author, historian, and educator James Percoco invites you and your students to the places where many events in American history happened. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile National Heritage area encompassing such historic sites as the Gettysburg battlefield and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Though it might prove difficult to visit these particular sites with your students, Percoco argues that every community has a story that can be connected to larger themes in American history and that placed-based history education can be made a part of every classroom, from Nevada to Washington to Pennsylvania.

Filled with students’ voices and an enthusiasm for American history, Take the Journey offers the following:

Practical and easy-to-implement lessons
Classroom-tested materials
Specific directions for employing place-based best practices in the classroom
Ways to meet state standards without sacrificing teacher creativity or hands-on learning
Lists of resources and primary source materials

  • ISBN: 978-1625311436
  • Published by: Stenhouse

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