Book Title: Colorado History Detectives

Subtitle: Teaching Historical Literacy to School-Aged Readers

Authors: Todd Laugen and Meg Frisbee

Book Description: Colorado History Detectives enables school-aged readers to learn Colorado and American West history by doing it. Laugen and Frisbee guide students through the process of interpreting primary sources by starting with questions rather than answers. Find resources here for engaging students with key themes from Colorado's past. A free downloadable PDF version of this book is available here: http://digital.auraria.edu/IR00000092/00001

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Book Description

Colorado History Detectives enables school-aged readers to learn Colorado and American West history by doing it.  MSU Denver History Department faculty Laugen and Frisbee guide students though the process of interpreting primary sources by starting with questions rather than answers.  Thematically organized chapters include maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, diary excerpts, and other sources to create multiple opportunities for students to practice and master literacy and inquiry skills.  Students can do history by reconstructing the past from different perspectives than a simple textbook would provide.  Even elementary students can engage with the past by using this book.  Cover design by Chrystyna Banks, MSU Denver.

Authors

Todd Laugen and Meg Frisbee

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Colorado History Detectives by R. Todd Laugen and Meg Frisbee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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History

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Title
Colorado History Detectives
Authors
Todd Laugen and Meg Frisbee
License

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Colorado History Detectives by R. Todd Laugen and Meg Frisbee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Publication date March 30, 2019.

The resources in this book are intended for non-commercial use by teachers and students in an educational setting.

Primary Subject
History
Additional Subject(s)
Education
Publication Date
March 30, 2019
Ebook ISBN
9781733776813
Print ISBN
9781733776844