ERIC Number: EJ420678
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Once upon a Time Past--History in the Elementary Classroom.
Levstik, Linda S.
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v2 n2 p3-5 Nov-Dec 1989
Reviews research on elementary school students' capacity for historical understanding. Suggests Piagetian theory is not applicable to historical thinking. Considers teaching approaches for developing elementary history instruction, including (1) embedding history in meaningful context; (2) use of narrative; (3) linking past and present; and (4) beginning history instruction early. Contends students need appropriate frameworks for imaginative entry into history. (CH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Context Effect, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, History Instruction, Imagination, Interpretive Skills, Literature Reviews, Narration, Piagetian Theory, Social Studies, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Time Perspective
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A