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ERIC Number: EJ1166082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Defying the "Constrictive Grip of Typologies": The Role of Detailed Character Cards in Teaching Similarity and Difference
FitzGerald, Edward
Teaching History, n169 p28-35 Dec 2017
History teachers have frequently made recourse to character cards as a device to help young people, each assigned specific roles, to understand how different kinds of people responded in different ways to particular situations in the past. Edward FitzGerald builds on this tradition, demonstrating the value of using rich historical accounts to help his GCSE students move beyond stereotypical simplifications. Drawing on the work of historian Alex Dowty, he shows how the construction of detailed character cards that acknowledge not only the details of individuals' own histories but also their precise location within the emotionally charged regions contested by Israelis and Palestinians, can overcome the constricting typologies of "hardliners" and "moderates" on each side. [A combined list of references and notes is provided.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine; United Kingdom (London); Germany
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