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.
Elizabeth Cervini Manvell has spent her career in education focused on creating a positive and productive classroom climate through respect and engaging teaching. She lives in California with her husband and pets, where she continues to be inspired by what compassion and energized teaching can achieve for students and for teachers.
Part 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction: The Power of a Story Part 3 Part One: A Natural Connection Chapter 4 Learning to Love History Chapter 5 Putting Humanity Into History Chapter 6 Sources of Historical Perspective Chapter 7 Types of Sources Chapter 8 Textbooks and Other Non-Primary Sources Chapter 9 Finding the Story Chapter 10 What Do We Need to Teach? Chapter 11 Teachers, the Natural Collectors Chapter 12 Oral Traditions - Tell me about... Chapter 13 Making it Formal and Losing the Spirit Chapter 14 Getting Inspired So You Can Inspire Part 15 Part Two: A Process of Personal Discovery Chapter 16 The Find Chapter 17 Eking Out the Story Chapter 18 Compelled to Share Chapter 19 Meet the Strong Family Chapter 20 Lydia Writes Home Part 21 Part Three: Van's Story - From Farmer to Fighter Part 22 Part Four: The Rest of the Story Part 23 Part Five: A Word About Copyright Part 24 Part Six: References and Resources