ERIC Number: ED292749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching History in the Elementary School.
Hoge, John D.; Crump, Claudia
This book explores the issue of what is feasible in teaching history to young children. It advocates more and better teaching of history in the belief that improving history instruction in the elementary school is a fundamental first step toward improving all elementary social studies. Chapter 1 explores the nature of history and reviews important research about the history learning ability of young children. Chapter 2 provides an overview of current practices in the teaching of history and concludes with a review of historical concepts found in current social studies textbooks. Chapters 3 through 8 are lesson plans for kindergarten through grade 6 based on creative ideas and resources for teaching history in the standard curriculum. Each of these chapters comprises: (1) goals for history; (2) ways to improve the existing curriculum with history; and (3) sample lessons with objectives, teaching procedures, and resources. The book concludes with a summarization, a look at the future of history instruction, and recommendations for further research. A bibliography and a selected list of ERIC resources for teaching history are provided. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, History Instruction, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
Social Studies Development Center, Indiana University, 2805 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.