Advanced Local History

This course explores the study of community histories by examining models and theories used by historians and other social scientists.  It also uses case studies that apply to a number of approaches in selected themes and areas. It enhances research skills through the proper use of primary and secondary sources and develops creativity through the utilization of sources other than documentary. It serves as an avenue for the integration of local history into the larger themes of social studies and enables students to use local resources to make new connections across the social studies curriculum.