Helping Your Child Learn History
With activities for children in preschool through grade 5
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In addition to those listed below in the Resources section, the following resources were used in preparing this booklet:

Ballen, J. and Oliver Moles, O. (1994). Strong Families, Strong Schools. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Education.

Bradley Commission on History in Schools. (1991). Historical Literacy: The Case for History in American Schools. New York: Houghton Mifflin.

Cheney, Lynne V. (1987). American Memory: A Report on the Humanities in the Nation's Public Schools. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gibbon, Peter H. (2002). A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness. New York: Grove/Atlantic.

Henderson, A. T. and Berla, N. (eds.) (1994). A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement. Washington, D.C.: Center for Law and Education.

Levstik, Linda. S., and Keith R. Barton. (2000). Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools. Mahway, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Vansledright, Bruce. (2002). In Search of America's Past: Learning to Read History in Elementary School. New York: Teachers College Press.

Many of the activities are based on suggestions from the following people and publications:

John Ahern; Claudia J. Hoone; Kathleen Hunter; Peter O'Donnell, Director of Museum Education at Old Sturbridge Village; and Janice Ribar.

Caney, Steve. (1978). Steve Caney's Kids' America. New York: Workman Publishing.

Henry, Edna. (1984). Native American Cookbook. New York: Julian Messner.

Weitzman, David. (1975). My Backyard History Book. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.

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