ERIC Number: EJ449329
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Developing Higher-Level Thinking Skills through American History Writing Assignments.
Capps, Kline; Vocke, David E.
OAH Magazine of History, v6 n2 p6-9 Fall 1991
Suggests that defining critical thinking as assessing authenticity, accuracy, and worth of knowledge claims and arguments also describes the historian's role. Recommends teaching students history in such a way as to necessitate higher level thinking skills. Argues that the writing process helps because it requires evaluation of existing data and interpretation of a historical event. (DK)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Discussion (Teaching Technique), History Instruction, Memorization, Primary Sources, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, United States History, Writing Assignments, Writing Processes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A