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ERIC Number: EJ791702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
I Can Do This: Revelations on Teaching with Historical Thinking
Burenheide, Brad
History Teacher, v41 n1 p55-61 Nov 2007
At a recent state social studies conference, the author relates that he conducted a session on how to integrate historical thinking into history instruction. Even with modest optimism, the author expected just a few participants for his "after-lunch" session. Much to his shock and pleasant surprise, the author presented to a full room of eager participants. While reflecting upon his presentation--both the content and the audience--he discovered certain truths that raised concerns regarding how history is currently taught. In this article, the author shares some ideas about history teaching gleaned from his experiences, established research, and from a current study. Among these ideas are the teaching of historical facts, the positioning of the student in historical study, and the assessment of student learning while "doing history." (Contains 3 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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