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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Power of a Story
A Natural Connection
Learning to Love History
Putting Humanity into History
Sources of Historical Perspective
Types of Sources
Textbooks and Other Non-Primary Sources
Finding the Story
What Do We Need to Teach?
Teachers, the Natural Collectors
Oral Traditions—Tell me about . .
Making It Formal and Losing the Spirit
Getting Inspired So You Can Inspire
The Find: Historical Thinking at Work
Eking Out the Story
Compelled to Share
Meet the Strong Family
Lydia Writes Home
History Comes to Life
Van’s Story—From Farmer to Fighter
The Rest of the Story
A Word about Copyright
References and Resources
About the Author
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Story Power: Breathing Life into History

Story Power: Breathing Life into History

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Not every teacher loves history and the same can be said about students. It doesn't have to be that way. People love a good story. History is a collection of stories that trace the path people, famous and little known, took as they faced the challenges of life. The choices they made teach us about human nature and help us better understand the world, each other, and ourselves. When students hear something interesting, something they connect to personally, they pay attention and want to know more. The stories in primary materials - a diary, letter, census record, photograph, official report - breathe life into history and invite critical thinking and conceptual understanding. Story Power! teaches us where to find stories, to assess the quality of sources, and to go past shallow summaries to the complicated story below the surface. Readers share in the author's personal journey beginning with discovery of Civil War letters, to piecing together the true story of the soldier's lives, and to a more complete understanding of America during the Civil War.
Not every teacher loves history and the same can be said about students. It doesn't have to be that way. People love a good story. History is a collection of stories that trace the path people, famous and little known, took as they faced the challenges of life. The choices they made teach us about human nature and help us better understand the world, each other, and ourselves. When students hear something interesting, something they connect to personally, they pay attention and want to know more. The stories in primary materials - a diary, letter, census record, photograph, official report - breathe life into history and invite critical thinking and conceptual understanding. Story Power! teaches us where to find stories, to assess the quality of sources, and to go past shallow summaries to the complicated story below the surface. Readers share in the author's personal journey beginning with discovery of Civil War letters, to piecing together the true story of the soldier's lives, and to a more complete understanding of America during the Civil War.

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