ERIC Number: EJ720571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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History in Education for Citizenship in a Democracy
Brown, Sarah Drake; Drake, Frederick D.
International Journal of Social Education, v20 n2 p13-34 Fall-Win 2005-2006
A long recommended central purpose of civic education has been preparation of students for responsible democratic life. The authors of this paper contend that teaching students the domain-specific process of historical thinking and the habits of mind that are incorporated into this discipline-specific act will contribute to students' ability to engage in civic life. They maintain that history must be central to civics and government courses, and that civics must be central to history courses. This article addresses the intellectual focus, direction, and content that the discipline of history provides for civic education, with a specific focus on the ways in which history and civics standards in Indiana contribute to this end and provide a model for other states. Appendix A provides Indiana Standards (USH and USG) Pertaining to the Constitutional Period. (Contains 31 endnotes.)
Descriptors: History Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Standards, Thinking Skills, Guidelines, Democracy, Civics, Citizenship, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
International Journal of Social Education, Department of History-BB209, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Tel: 765-285-8621; Fax: 765-285-5612.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana