ERIC Number: EJ476742
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Using the Position Paper to Teach Higher-Level Thinking Skills in American History.
Mitchell, William I.
OAH Magazine of History, v7 n4 p5-7 Sum 1993
Argues that effective history instruction requires students to think about content rather than merely reproduce it. Contends that this can be achieved best through peer interaction based on student research papers that require students to state opinions or positions. Provides an assignment example and a evaluation handout. (CFR)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, History Instruction, Research Papers (Students), Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, United States History, Writing Assignments, Writing Strategies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A