ERIC Number: ED422237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Advancing History Education in American Schools. A Symposium at the Library of Congress. Panel 3. Occasional Paper.
National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.
This occasional paper discusses and examines the teaching of history in U.S. schools by noted historians. Byron Hollinshead, vice chair of the National Center for History Education, was moderator for the panel. William H. McNeill, University of Chicago, discussed the problem of pigeonholing or simplifying history into simple equations and how history gives a sense of identity to people. Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University, examined the problem of updating content of history in textbooks used in the classroom. Akira Iriye, Harvard, explained how the study of 20th century U. S. history becomes world history and how the compartmentalization movement is counter to that interrelatedness. Louise Ano Nuevo Kerr, University of Chicago, advocated using history as an active endeavor, not a passive pastime, and how educators must realize that the students' concepts of history are bounded by their own experiences. Tom Dunthorn, social studies specialist for the Florida Department of Education, discussed Florida's work with the social studies framework development and how states must be willing to sustain support for teachers to develop and integrate curricular change. (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Historians, Historiography, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States History
National Council for History Education, Inc., 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH, 44145-4656; telephone: 216-835-1776.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.
Note: For Panels 1 and 2, see SO 029 130-131.