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ERIC Number: EJ1049326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Combating a Cook-Centric Past through Co-Curricular Learning: Year 9 Dig out Maps and Rulers to Challenge Generalisations about the Age of Discovery
Worth, Paula
Teaching History, n154 p30-37 Mar 2014
Paula Worth presents in this article a means of challenging students' tendency to generalise even when they know that they should not. How can teachers encourage their students to say something meaningful about the past while avoiding making unwarranted generalisations? Worth takes teachers through the process of planning her own enquiry designed to do this while teaching students about the Age of Discovery. She begins with the familiar realisation, prompted by her assessment of her students' work, that all is not quite well, and then explains (via the work of several authors familiar to readers of this journal, a visit to, liaison with other departments and several cups of coffee) how she plans lessons designed to sharpen up her pupils' appreciation of a key historical concept. The result is a decision-making activity which leaves her students a little less certain about what actually happened in the past--but aware, as historians should be, of the limitations of historical knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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