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ERIC Number: EJ1053476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Fostering Historical Thinking toward Civil Rights Movement Counter-Narratives: Documentary Film in Elementary Social Studies
Buchanan, Lisa Brown
Social Studies, v106 n2 p47-56 2015
This article describes how elementary preservice teachers used four documentary films to think historically about the United States Civil Rights Movement. The author situates the descriptive case study within research about historical thinking and documentary film, identifying the need for using documentary film to think historically in the elementary teacher education setting. Findings included increased understanding of the process of historical thinking and content knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement among the preservice teachers. A discussion of teaching historical thinking using documentaries in elementary teacher education and opportunities for future research is offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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