ERIC Number: EJ540238
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
History--It Can Be Elementary: An Overview of Elementary Students' Understanding of History.
Barton, Keith C.
Social Education, v61 n1 p13-16 Jan 1997
Presents two composite and contrasting cases of how elementary school children are taught history. One student receives instruction heavily slanted toward institutional political history, while the other learns these concepts incorporated throughout social history illustrated with different types of learning activities. Suggests workable alternatives for the upper elementary grades. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, History, History Instruction, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Knowledge Level, Learning Strategies, Schemata (Cognition), Social History, Social Studies, Student Interests, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A