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A Guide to Methods and Observation in History Studies in High School Observation   By: (1871-)

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A Guide to Methods and Observation in History Studies in High School Observation by Calvin Olin Davis is a remarkable and comprehensive resource for high school students interested in history. This book provides invaluable guidance and practical advice on conducting historical research and observation, making it an essential tool for any student pursuing this field.

Written in a clear and concise manner, Davis effectively captures the essence of history studies and offers a step-by-step approach to help students navigate the intricate world of historical observation. The author's deep understanding of the subject matter shines through, as he skillfully breaks down complex concepts to make them easily understandable.

One of the standout features of this book is its organization. Davis expertly organizes the content into manageable sections, allowing readers to seamlessly progress from one topic to another. This structured approach ensures that students grasp the fundamental principles of historical research along with the intricacies of observation techniques.

Furthermore, the book contains numerous practical examples, case studies, and exercises that encourage students to apply what they have learned. These real-world scenarios help solidify the knowledge and skills gained, giving students a taste of how historians work and how to apply these methods themselves.

What makes this guide truly exceptional is its emphasis on critical thinking. Davis places great importance on cultivating analytical skills and encourages students to question sources, evaluate evidence, and consider multiple perspectives. This critical approach to history studies is invaluable not only for academic purposes but also for fostering well-rounded individuals capable of thinking independently.

Additionally, the book includes a comprehensive bibliography that students can use to further explore specific time periods or research topics of interest. This feature not only supplements the content but also encourages students to pursue their individual passions and delve deeper into historical studies beyond what is covered in the book.

Overall, A Guide to Methods and Observation in History Studies in High School Observation is an outstanding resource that equips high school students with the necessary tools to excel in the field of history. Davis' expertise as an educator and historian shines through in this well-structured guide, making it an essential addition to any student's library. This book empowers students to think critically, conduct thorough research, and appreciate the complex nuances of history. Whether they are embarking on a research project, preparing for exams, or simply seeking to broaden their historical knowledge, this book is an indispensable companion for any high school student studying history.

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Assistant Professor of Education in the University of Michigan


Copyright, 1914 , By Rand, McNally & Company

The Rand McNally Press Chicago


The outlines herewith presented have grown out of the necessities of a course conducted by the writer in the training of teachers in the University of Michigan. The course has been styled "Methods and High School Observations in History." It has been open only to seniors and graduate students who have specialized in history and who expect to teach that subject in high schools. The work has consisted of one class meeting per week for eighteen weeks, and of twenty hour observations of history teaching in the Ann Arbor High School. The outlines, therefore, were designed to serve as a guide to these observations and as a basis for subsequent discussions.

In order that the students might have a deeper appreciation of the meaning of history and the various conceptions that have been held regarding it, and in order that they might possess at least a general knowledge of the place history has occupied in the schools, the elements composing historical events, and the values attributed to historical study, it seemed appropriate to preface the special queries respecting method by some introductory suggestions of a general character... Continue reading book >>

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