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ERIC Number: ED100761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Pages: 11
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Children, Teachers, and Other Adults Express Their Opinions About Historically Important Persons of the United States. HIP Project Report.
Buckley, Richard Dale
A survey of opinion in east-central Wisconsin focused on respondents' perceptions of persons, historical or living, who have made the greatest contribution to the United States. Teachers, other adults, and students responded with the names of two persons who have made the greatest contribution to the United States, one president who has made the greatest contribution to the United States, and two areas that have made the greatest contribution to human endeavor from among business, education, exploration, government, labor, medicine, religion and/or philosophy, science and/or invention, sports, writing, and the fine arts. Students were also asked to note their favorite school subject. Among all respondents governmental leaders predominated in both categories of contributing persons. Science, however, was the area of human endeavor most often cited with education second -- except among students, where education was third and government second. The results may point to a need for rethinking not only what historical figures to include in the social studies but also what areas of human endeavor. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: A graduate seminar project at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Department of Elementary Education