ERIC Number: EJ1123535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
False Echoes of the Past: Using Visual Art to Teach Critical Thinking about History
Lucey, Thomas A.; Laney, James D.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v90 n1 p1-7 2017
In this article, we explain how the Discipline-based Art Education Model (DBAE) represents an instructional tool to disturb teacher candidates and elementary students' commonly held notions of US history, motivate research into historical events, and revise understandings of historical topics so that they begin seeing how the past has shaped the present social environment. We describe a social studies methods course assignment that requires candidates' exploration of common history myths and development of lessons about accurate historical information. Finally, we provide two examples of lessons developed through the assignment to teach revisionist historical accounts using the DBAE.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Visual Arts, History Instruction, Assignments, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Students, Methods Courses, Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, History, Models, Critical Thinking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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