ERIC Number: EJ589397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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"You've Got To Put Together the Pieces": English 12-Year-Olds Encounter and Learn from Historical Evidence.
Foster, Stuart J.; Yeager, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, v14 n4 p286-317 Sum 1999
Employing a sample of 51 12-year-old British secondary pupils, a study analyzed children's written and oral responses to a series of (contradictory) historical questions concerning the Boston Massacre of 1770. Many students were capable of abstract historical reasoning--critiquing sources, detecting bias and ambiguity, and determining flaws in evidence. (35 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)