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ERIC Number: EJ1073991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1191-162X
The Great Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian History: Using a Web-Based Archives to Teach History
Sandwell, Ruth
Canadian Social Studies, v39 n2 Win 2005
Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend in the use of primary documents, those original historical documents used by historians, to teach history in high school and even elementary classrooms. This article uses the author's experience of designing a web-based history education project, "The Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History" project ( to explore some of the promise and problems of using primary documents to teach history. The article suggests that this approach not only makes history more interesting to students, but it does so by drawing students into the processes of critical and imaginative thinking needed to "do" history.
University of Alberta. 347 Education South, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada