Dedication
Author’s Note
Introduction
Chapter 1: Social History and Thematic Instruction
Why Social History?
Key Concepts Related to the Study of Social History
Thematic Instruction
Chapter 2: Vacations
Defining the Concept of Travel for Leisure
Was Medieval Pilgrimage a Vacation?
Vacationing in American History
In the Classroom: Introducing the Theme
Extending the Theme
Additional Resources
Chapter 3: Manners and Etiquette
The Vocabulary of Proper Behavior
Relationships to Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology
The Eighteenth Century Dilemma – Does Outward Behavior Reflect Inner Beliefs?
Etiquette in the United States
In the Classroom: Introducing the Theme
Extending the Theme
Additional Resources

Chapter 4: Exploring More Themes
Choosing a Theme
How to Research a Theme
Keep the End in Mind: The Essential Question
Doing the Research – Secondary Sources
Doing the Research – Locating Primary Sources
Reading and Interpreting the Primary Sources
Creating Themed Units and Lessons

References
Index


About the header image: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, c. 1901.
Library of Congress.


About the header image: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, c. 1901.
Library of Congress.