Andrews, Ruth, ed.
How to Know American Folk Art
. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977.
A concise paperback with illustrations; eleven essays on various aspects of folk art.
Botein, Stephen, et al.
Experiments in History Teaching
. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977.
Ideas for beginners in looking at objects in chapter entitled “Cultural Artifacts”.
In Small Things Forgotten: The Archeology of Early
. New York: Anchor Books, 1977. Delightful reading; illustrates how historical evidence can be extracted from everyday objects.
A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Uses material to study the ordinary life of this colonial community. Part One deals with the physical setting—housing, furnishings and clothing.
Fleming, E. McClung. “Artifact Study, A proposed Model”,
thur Portfolio. Wilmington, Delaware: 1975. Exercises for having students think systematically about artifacts.
Fransecky, Roger B. and Debes, John L.
Visual Literacy: A Way to
Learn—A Way to Teach
. Washington, D.C.: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 1972. A short publication presenting rationale and suggestions for teaching.
Mechanization Takes Command
. New York: Oxford Press, 1948.
An account dealing with the impact of nineteenth century science and technology upon our world, and of the relationship between workers and machines.
Pattern in the Material Folk Culture in the Eastern
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1968. Structures are covered from the builders perception. Procedure may be used for evaluating any residence.
Kuhlman, Yvonne and Bartky, Joyce, ed.
Spectrum of English
: Language, Composition and Expression. Encino, California: Glencoe Publishing Co., Inc., 1979.
A basic English text that is used in various 7th and 8th grade classes throughout New Haven. Seventh grade level (Amber) contains excellent chapters on spatial organization and the use of vivid words.
Linderman, Earl W. and Herberholz, Donald W.
and Perceptual Awareness
. 3rd edition. New York: William C. Brown Co., 1974.
For the classroom, contains exercises for developing awareness for artistic expression (see chapter 2), and various student projects suggested in other chapters, extensive topical bibliography.
What Happens in Art
. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967-
Considers the entire art process by binding ourselves with art in order to discover ourselves in the process; note chapter 11 “Critical Observation”.
Mergen, Bernard and Peters, Marsha. “Doing the Rest: The Uses of Photographs in American Studies”,
, Fall: 1977.
A bibliographical review containing teaching and research techniques.
Place, Linna F. “The Object as Subject: The Role of Museums and Material Culture Collections in American Studies”,
, August: 1974.
Some suggestions for teachers using museums’ artifacts; promotes involvement of the students with how-to-do-it ideas.
Quimby, Ian, ed.
Material Culture and the Study of American Life
. New York: Norton, 1978.
Good introduction to field of material culture.
American Folk Toys: How to Make Them
. Baltimore: Penguin Books Inc., 197 .
An easy to follow handbook for students to use in making folk toys. Plans, directions and information provided.
Colonial Craftsman and the Beginnings of American
. New York: World Publishing, 1972. Excellent for students; many illustrations with information on colonial crafts.
Underfoot: An Everyday Guide to Exploring the
. New York: Scribners, 1976.
A “how to” book for exploring the American past. Included are chapters dealing with old photographs, gravestones and buildings for the everyday explorer. Also consult Weitzman’s
My Backyard History Book
Wright, Louis B.
Life in Colonial America
. New York: Capricorn Books, 1971.
Depicts life in American colonies during 17th and 18th centuries. Chapters 2-8 deal with family and community life. May be read by students, illustrations included.
Wright, Louis B., ed.
The Arts in America: The Colonial Period
. New York: Schocken, 1966.