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ERIC Number: EJ770129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Learning to Teach for Historical Understanding: Preservice Teachers at a Hands-on Museum
Wunder, Susan
Social Studies, v93 n4 p159-163 Jul-Aug 2002
In this article, the author shares her experience working with preservice teachers in a hands-on museum exhibit. The preservice teachers' responses suggest that the experience of working in a hands-on museum exhibit can be a valuable part of an elementary social studies methods course. Adequately preparing elementary social studies methods students to teach for historical understanding is a necessary and important endeavor. One aspect of that preparation is identifying and experiencing the artifacts and sources that are essential to such a process. The time at the museum was the author's attempt to help the preservice teachers learn to teach history in a hands-on way in their own classrooms. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska