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ERIC Number: EJ458430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Why History? Thinking about the Uses of the Past.
Stricker, Frank
History Teacher, v25 n3 p293-312 May 1992
Discusses reasons for studying history. Suggests that compelling arguments for historical study will affect students' attitudes throughout life. Evaluates common rationales for studying history. Includes history as fun, tradition, great ideas, human folly, escapism, and nationalist legitimation. Urges that students be taught history as facts that are susceptible to manipulation, and that interpretation is disputable. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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