ERIC Number: ED418038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Confronting History: Simulations of Historical Conflicts. Grades 5-8.
Collins, Katie; Draze, Dianne, Ed.; Conroy, Sonsie, Ed.
This booklet presents four different scenarios of conflict from United States history. Students take on the roles of some of the characters in the conflicts to learn the differing viewpoints of the situations. Each simulation presents five sections: "background information"; "meet the people"; "investigator questions"; "diary entries"; and "what really happened," which help set up the situation so students can discuss the dilemmas presented in these conflicts. The four simulations include: (1) "The Pequot War" (1600-1671); (2) "The Boston Tea Party" (1763-1776); (3) "The Alamo" (1821-1836); and (4) "The Fugitive Slave Law" (1750-1850). Suggestions are included for extension and enrichment activities. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Simulation, Slavery, Social Studies, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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