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Learning California History: Essential Skills for the Survey Course and Beyond

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Learning California History: Essential Skills for the Survey Course and Beyond

Gordon Morris Bakken, Brenda Farrington

ISBN: 978-0-882-95945-0 September 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 132 Pages

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The first of its kind, Learning California History is a dynamic workbook designed to complement any of the standard California history textbooks currently available.

Much more than supplementary reading, this innovative teaching and student assessment tool introduces students to basic social science research methods, using carefully designed exercises and historical documents to enhance the reading, research, and writing skills of students of all levels.

Acknowledgements ix

A Note to Instructors: Students Welcome! Xi

Chapter 1: Writing California History: A History 1

Chapter 2: Teaching California History 7

Exercise 10

Chapter 3: Thinking Critically 17

Exercises 21

Chapter 4: Constructing Context 33

Exercise 36

Chapter 5: Evaluating Evidence 47

Exercise 52

Chapter 6: Interpreting Evidence 67

Exercises 72

Chapter 7: Locating and Assessing Sources 85

Exercises 88

Chapter 8 Writing California History: Your Turn 117

Exercises 122