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ERIC Number: EJ1105366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-9108
Pay It Forward: Teacher Candidates' Use of Historical Artifacts to Invigorate K-12 History Instruction
Waring, Scott M.; Torrez, Cheryl; Lipscomb, George
Journal of Social Studies Education Research, v6 n2 p18-30 2015
As advocates of engaging students in historical inquiry and of the use of primary sources to aid in this inquiry, we support the claims of numerous student benefits, such as learning to detect bias, appreciating the interpretive nature of historical thinking, and the drawing of conclusions based on judgments about evidence (Fehn & Koeppen, 1998; Haeussler Bohan & Davis, 1998; Seixas 1998; Yeager & Davis, 1996). We developed a unit of study for our history and social studies teacher candidates that would address several issues: (a) motivate and inspire future teachers to use inquiry as a tool to build K-12 students' historical understanding and facilitate purposeful utilization of artifacts with ease; (b) help future teachers increase their knowledge of local history; and (c) present a unit that could be easily used in a secondary history course and, with some modifications, could be adapted for elementary and middle school history classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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