ERIC Number: EJ819537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Reference Count: 24
Powerful and Authentic Digital Media and Strategies for Teaching about Genocide and the Holocaust
Manfra, Meghan McGlinn; Stoddard, Jeremy D.
Social Studies, v99 n6 p260-264 Nov-Dec 2008
The continued prominence of genocide and Holocaust education, along with the movement toward the affective in social studies curricula, the advent of the Internet, and continued scholarship in the field, has led to the availability of a staggering array of digital resources for teachers (D. S. Symer 2001). These resources have the potential to enhance genocide and Holocaust education by providing robust content resources and interactive opportunities for students to develop new skills and understanding. In this article, the authors identify new digital media resources and strategies that engage students in authentic learning experiences about genocide and the Holocaust. They use F. W. Newmann and G. G. Wehlage's (1993) framework for "authentic instruction." Using this framework, the authors identify digital media that engage students in moral and ethical valuing, emphasize historical inquiry, and are relevant to the world outside of school.
Descriptors: Death, Educational Opportunities, Social Studies, Electronic Libraries, Educational Resources, Educational Media, Multimedia Materials, Historical Interpretation, Hermeneutics, Educational Strategies
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