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ERIC Number: EJ790030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-985X
Second Graders Thinking Historically: Theory into Practice
Fallace, Thomas D.; Biscoe, Ashley D.; Perry, Jennifer L.
Journal of Social Studies Research, v31 n1 p44-53 Spr 2007
In this paper we describe the action research projects of two second-grade teachers. Using the state-mandated content on famous Americans, the teacher/researchers developed foundational levels of historical thinking in their second grade students. To develop temporal understanding, the first teacher employed a time line of visual images to place the historical figures in their social context. The second teacher used multiple storybook accounts of these famous Americans to lay the foundations for further investigations in historical inquiry. We suggest that at the second grade level both the concepts of narrative and historical empathy are in the process of development and that a curriculum centered on the transmission of historical content can also develop these ideas. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
University of Northern Iowa, Department of Geography. 1227 West 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-3675. Tel: 319-273-2838; Fax: 319-273-2913
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A