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ERIC Number: EJ784684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Learners as Historians: Making History Come Alive through Historical Inquiry
Pappas, Marjorie L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v23 n10 p18-21 Jun 2007
Historians explore historical accounts, memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper articles, speeches, historical documents, relevant legislation, maps, ship manifests, genealogical records, official certificates, photographs, and paintings. In short, historians examine any official or unofficial document that might provide relevant information about the person, and/or time period. Historians in today's world can also interview people, listen to audio, and view video recordings. In this article, the author discusses how today's teachers can make history come alive for learners through the use of historical inquiry. The author also discusses the benefits of engaging students in historical inquiry. (Contains 2 figures and 19 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A