ERIC Number: EJ549844
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Teaching United States History Thematically.
Connor, Mary E.
Social Education, v61 n4 p203-04 Apr-May 1997
Recommends organizing U.S. history courses around central ideas rather than chronological periods. Argues that this method affords a better grasp of the principal developments in the nation's history by treating issues in depth. Lists eight broad themes around which a U.S. history course can be constructed. (MJP)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Fundamental Concepts, Generalization, History Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Improvement, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, United States History
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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