ERIC Number: EJ419141
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Teaching History: A Perspective on Factual Details.
Welton, David A.
Social Education, v54 n6 p348-50 Oct 1990
Posits that historical details can lend credibility, spark interest, and establish context for elementary history instruction. Argues, however, that teachers must distinguish between factual details and major historical developments. Suggests textbooks, mastery learning pressures, and test construction practices contribute to the inappropriate use of details. States this diminishes elementary students' historical understanding. (CH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A