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ERIC Number: EJ775448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
A School-Wide Effort for Learning History via a Time Capsule
Rowell, C. Glennon; Hickey, M. Gail; Gecsei, Kendall; Klein, Stacy
Social Education, v71 n5 p261-266, 271 Sep 2007
In this article, the authors describe how a time capsule project helped students at Ridgedale Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee understand the nature of events and the relationships of events in a segment of history. The time capsule preparation motivated students to hypothesize about important events and significant artifacts of their local culture and predict what future students would like to know about the old school and life itself in 2004-05. Students also learned about significant school events as the history of the school was discussed in various classrooms throughout the year. The time capsule project described in this article embraces these concepts relating to history and integrates them in an interactive, engaging learning experience. Developing time capsules can indeed put a "special buzz in the air" at any school while teaching students the real meaning of history. (Contains 2 figures and 11 notes.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee