Teaching U.S. History Beyond the Textbook presents six powerful teaching strategies, each with many sample lessons suitable for grades 5–12, that tap into students' natural curiosity and investigative instincts. Your students will become detectives of the past as they:
Ghost-hunt in their neighborhoods, researching mysterious buildings, monuments, and other "haunted" spaces
Solve historical crime scenes, or "cold cases"
Analyze primary and secondary sources using fingerprinting techniques
Reconstruct "accidents" that occurred at important intersections in history
Prepare arguments as defenders or prosecutors in famous court cases
Undertake paranormal investigations to communicate with figures from the past