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ERIC Number: EJ722702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Creating Opportunities for Historical Thinking with Bilingual Students
Rodriguez, Haydee Marie; Salinas, Cinthia; Guberman, Steve
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v18 n2 p9-13 Nov-Dec 2005
While an abundance of classroom and teacher education research has been dedicated towards understanding young elementary children's use of primary sources, not nearly enough exemplars have been examined that demonstrate the teaching of historical reasoning within linguistically and culturally diverse settings. The complexity of teaching social studies is especially significant when teaching second language learners (SLL) who bring multiple historical background knowledge and perspectives, and for whom the relevancy of the instructional episode in terms of personal experience may be very different. Thus, attending to how teachers and students come to understand the past is critical. In this article, the authors examine how two elementary bilingual education pre-service teachers applied ideas on historical thinking to the preparation and implementation of lessons for SLLs. The authors follow this pair of teachers as they develop, implement, and evaluate their team-taught exemplary social studies lesson. The article concludes with some suggested general guidelines that may be used by teachers to create opportunities for historical thinking in bilingual classrooms. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A