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ERIC Number: EJ1077567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Three Heroes, Two Stories, One Insight: Literature Marches into History Class
Vansover, Yaron
Social Studies, v106 n6 p245-255 2015
Teachers of history (like all teachers) have a tool kit that holds all their methods and techniques and that allows them to construct a proper history lesson. This article proposes putting a tool into this kit that is generally missing from its contents. This tool supposedly belongs to the tool kit of a different subject teacher: the teacher of literature. It proposes that history teachers adopt theories and practices from the realm of literature studies and add them to their toolboxes. These will help them to tell interesting history stories in the classroom if they so choose. The article offers two stories, one written by a historian, and the second, told by a historian in class. The two "historical" stories are analyzed to reveal a range of "literary" techniques that were enlisted by their authors to create interest among their readers or listeners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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