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Using Internet Primary Resources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Using Internet Primary Resources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History

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Using Internet Primary Resources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History by Kathleen W, Craver. Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 (http://www.greenwood.com). 1999. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-313-30749-0. Hardcover, $39.95.

The author realizes the impact technology and the Internet have on classroom teaching. It has revolutionized learning and information access. Today, relying on textbooks and print alone can severely limit learning.

The goal of this book is to provide history teachers with a source for using the Internet as a tool for primary resources to teach critical-thinking skills. As well, the book helps promote school library media centers as a critical resource for secondary resources and as the focal point for integrating both print and electronic tools.

Divided into three parts, the first section is an introduction to the topic of critical thinking-its characteristics, uses, and how to apply them to the subject of history. Part 11 discusses primary sources-what they are, formats, and characteristics. …

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