Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 8½ x 11
978-1-4758-3200-6 • Hardback • October 2017 • $79.00 • (£61.00)
978-1-4758-3202-0 • Paperback • October 2017 • $40.00 • (£31.00)
978-1-4758-3203-7 • eBook • October 2017 • $36.00 • (£28.00)
Cynthia W. Resor was a middle and high school social studies teacher before earning her Ph.D. in history. She is currently a professor of social studies education at Eastern Kentucky University.Visit the author's website, http://teachingwiththemes.com
Author’s NoteIntroductionChapter 1: Family—Home is Where the Heart Is Defining FamilyIn the ClassroomNotesChapter 2 Housing—Home, Sweet HomeArchitecture of Houses: Mass-produced or Vernacular?Life at Home – Then and Now Houses of Peasants and Farmers – The Average Working HouseholdHow do Historical Sources Affect Interpretations of Houses and Homes?In the ClassroomNotesChapter 3: Housework and Domestic Service—A Woman’s Work is Never DoneDomestic Service in America HistorySolving the Servant ProblemIn the ClassroomNotesChapter 4: Food—We Are What We EatPre-Industrial Diet of the Medieval PeasantFood, Dining, and Social StatusIn the ClassroomNotesChapter 5: Home Cooking From ScratchHistory of Recipes & Cookbooks - Ancient World to Twentieth CenturyAdvertising, Reform, and Home Cooking – late 1800s to mid-1900sPure, Safe, Wholesome, Healthful - Who Decides?In the ClassroomNotesChapter 6: Education Theories Behind the ThemesThematic InstructionPlace-Based EducationCulturally Responsive TeachingAligning to StandardsNotesWorks CitedIndexAbout the Author
Resor has done it again with a look at daily life through the social history themes of family, food, and housing. Continuing the thematic approach used in her book Exploring Vacation and Etiquette Themes in Social Studies, she provides historical summaries, essential questions, suggestions for classroom activities, and primary source documents that pave the way for teachers to encourage students to critically assess popular trends and determine 'Is that really a thing?' Resor infuses excitement into the study of average people through the use of everyday objects, including cookbooks, family portraits, and mail order catalogues.
— S. Kay Gandy, Professor, School of Teacher Education, Western Kentucky University
This is social studies done right! Dr. Resor’s book offers a unique tool for new and experienced educators alike. Not only does she provide the necessary background knowledge and pertinent, engaging primary sources but also clearly articulated instructions for how to use in the classroom today. Students will be captivated with the themes of family, home and food. I look forward to using the strategies in this book and to more from Dr. Resor.
— Donnie Wilkerson, Fifth grade teacher, Jamestown Elementary School, Jamestown, Kentucky; Gilder Lehrman Institute 2011 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year