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ERIC Number: EJ779246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Promoting Historic Preservation in the Classroom
LaRue, Paul
Social Education, v71 n6 p312-315 Oct 2007
Since 1998, the author's classroom has doubled as a training ground for students to experience archeology, research, service learning, outreach, and political activism, all within the history curriculum. In 1998, the author began teaching a class he called Research History. It was based on the concept of getting students involved using primary historical data to complete a single class project. This class fit the 12th grade history content standard for Ohio: Analyze primary-source material to see if a historical interpretation is supported. In 2003, the author and his class began working on the Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project was created by a unanimous vote of Congress in October 27, 2000, and has since been coordinated by the Library of Congress and its American Folklife Center. The goal is to collect and preserve the stories of all living veterans before they are lost. Interview Questions for World War II Veterans are included. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio