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ERIC Number: EJ797147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Beyond the Textbook: Studying Roswell in the Social Studies Classroom
Joseph, Brad
Social Studies, v99 n3 p132-134 May-Jun 2008
Roswell has long been synonymous with aliens and UFOs, and people have been arguing over what happened that night in 1947 for many years. It is a topic left out of most textbooks and neglected in many social studies classrooms. However, Roswell has found a permanent place in American culture, and teaching about Roswell can be valuable to social studies students. In today's information age, Roswell provides a useful example with which to teach students the value of critical thinking and data verification. Teachers can also easily incorporate Roswell into history, science, and English lessons. Despite its controversial nature, or perhaps because of it, Roswell serves as a versatile topic that can be used in social studies classrooms to get students talking and thinking about the world around them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States