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ERIC Number: EJ1049393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Waking up to Complexity: Using Christopher Clark's the Sleepwalkers to Challenge Over-Determined Causal Explanations
Holliss, Claire
Teaching History, n154 p48-54 Mar 2014
Teaching student to construct causal argument is a staple of history teaching and, in this year, questions about the causes of the First World War are particularly pertinent and once again the public eye. Claire Holliss, however, became dissatisfied with existing approaches to teaching students about the causes of the First World War. In particular, she noted that her students tended to assume that "long-term" causes necessarily held greater explanatory power. To challenge such ideas, such designed a short sequence of lessons that drew on the recent scholarship of Christopher Clark.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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