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ERIC Number: EJ1141335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Putting Catlin in His Place? Helping Year 9 to Problematise Narratives of the American West
Landy, Jess
Teaching History, n166 p8-14 Mar 2017
Jess Landy's desire to introduce her pupils to a more complex narrative of the American West led her to the life story and work of a remarkable individual, George Catlin. In this article she shows how she used this unusual micro-narrative in order to challenge pupils' ideas not just about the bigger narrative of which it is a part, but about the nature of historical narrative itself. Through her evaluation of pupils' responses she argues that if pupils are to engage in meaningful ways with narrative as a construction, they need to possess multiple layers of secure substantive knowledge, including "set" narratives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A