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ERIC Number: ED387402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
History: Teaching and Methods.
Weiner, Robert G.
This paper describes a review of recent literature about teaching history to address what history is (or purports to be), why educators should teach history, and what new teaching methods are now being used. Methods discussed in the paper include: (1) active learning situations, such as debate, demonstration, and simulation; (2) specialized topics approach; (3) utilizing primary source materials; (4) use of historical films; (5) use of the library; and (6) use of historical fiction. The paper advocates teaching history from a humanistic perspective in which students can relate past events to present lives. (EH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A