ERIC Number: EJ775104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Web-Based History Learning Environments: Helping All Students Learn and Like History
Okolo, Cynthia M.; Englert, Carol Sue; Bouck, Emily C.; Heutsche, Anne M.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n1 p3-11 Sep 2007
This article explores the benefits of the Internet to enhance history instruction for all learners. The authors describe a Web-based learning environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM), that helps teachers create motivating, inquiry-based history units. VHM also allows teachers to build supports for learners with disabilities or other learning challenges. A pilot study that demonstrated the impact of the VHM on history learning and participation of eighth-grade students with mild disabilities is discussed.
Descriptors: Internet, History Instruction, Mild Disabilities, Educational Benefits, Learning Motivation, Inquiry, Units of Study, Pilot Projects, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Museums, Computer Simulation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
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