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Kretsinger-Harries, Anne C. – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: Rhetorical criticism, public address, persuasion, public memory theory, argumentation. Objectives: Through analysis of public controversies about Confederate monuments on college campuses, students will: (1) explore the concept of "public memory," how groups of people form shared interpretations of the past; (2) examine how…
Descriptors: Memory, United States History, Controversial Issues (Course Content), College Environment
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Møller, Jørgen; Skaaning, Svend-Erik – Sociological Methods & Research, 2021
The historical turn in social science has prompted scholars to engage with the work of historians on a large scale. Here, social scientists face two standard problems of selection bias: confirmation bias and convenience sampling. So far, the record of dealing with these problems has been poor, and little has been done to specify how social…
Descriptors: Historians, Bias, Sampling, Research Problems
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Bennion, John; Cannon, Brian; Hill, Brian; Nelson, Riley; Ricks, Meagan – Journal of Experiential Education, 2020
Background: Experiential educators face difficulties assessing participants and programs because there are so many measurement tools to choose from, many measures have validity issues such as those based on self-reported data, objective tests may not adequately measure social or psychological outcomes, and tests in content disciplines often assess…
Descriptors: Reflection, Essays, Experiential Learning, Fundamental Concepts
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Topcu, Meymune N.; Hirst, William – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2020
People are routinely involved in remembering the national past and imagining the national future, especially when making political decisions. These processes, however, have not been explored extensively. The present research aims to address this lacuna. In 2 experiments (N = 203), participants were asked to remember and imagine events that involve…
Descriptors: Memory, Historical Interpretation, Imagination, Time Perspective
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Cohen, Eliot A. – Education Next, 2020
Particularly for Americans, patriotic history is a kind of glue for an extraordinarily diverse republic. Civic education requires students engage with their history--not only to know whence conventions, principles, and laws have come, but also to develop an attachment to them. This article looks at how American history should educate, but also…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Citizenship Education, Civics, Patriotism
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Boadu, Gideon – Journal of International Social Studies, 2020
Objectivity is a contested issue in history and history education. This study explores history teachers' conceptions about historical objectivity and whether or not their reasoning resonates with their classroom practices. Data was collected through in-depth interviews and lesson observations from 15 public senior high schools in the Central…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Historical Interpretation, Evidence
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Avarogullari, Ayten Kiris – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
This study aims to determine the ways how the 5th grade (ages 10-11) students interpret historical knowledge based on historical sources. To study this student were given a worksheet containing historical sources and an open-ended question based on the historical sources. The data of this study is collected through one of the answers provided to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Primary Sources, Grade 5
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Thorp, Robert; Persson, Anders – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
The notion of historical thinking has in recent years become popular in research on history education, particularly so in North America, the UK and Australia. The aim of this paper is to discuss the cognitive competencies related to historical thinking, as expressed by some influential Canadian researchers, as an history educational notion from…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, History, Teaching Methods
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Erickson, Ainsley T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Carl Kaestle defines a generalization as "how we know when we know." Kaestle sketches a model of increasing certainty in historical claims as they are developed and refined at increasing scales of research, from local to international. A historical claim might originate in the study of a particular place or case, but to know that the…
Descriptors: Generalization, Generalizability Theory, Historical Interpretation, Archives
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Holter, Olivia G.; Goforth, Anisa N.; Pyke, Kristen; Shindorf, Zachary R. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2020
Native American youth face a number of challenges that affect their academic success and wellbeing. In schools, Native American youth are presented with textbooks that include stereotyped and distorted information about their peoples' history. However, there is a gap in the literature showing whether these textbooks contain microaggressive…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Textbook Content, Historical Interpretation, Aggression
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Keates, Dan – Teaching History, 2020
Determined to do justice to the complexity of the seventeenth century, as a messy but crucial period in British history, and to develop their pupils' disciplinary understanding of how and why interpretations of the past are constructed, Dan Keates and his department set out to exploit the rich seam of interpretations of Cromwell. The quest to…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Middle School Students, History Instruction, World History
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Adams, Lis – Journal of Museum Education, 2020
Bridging the gap between an author's works based on real life and historical accuracy can be a challenge for literary sites that symbolize both fiction and reality. Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, the home of the Alcott family and the place in which she wrote her most famous novel, "Little Women," also served as the setting for the…
Descriptors: Historic Sites, Authors, United States Literature, Fiction
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Ancell, Carina; Kunna, Alan; Dillon, Chris; Green, Toby – Teaching History, 2020
Struck by their sixth-form students' self-doubt when asked to make an historical claim, teachers Carina Ancell and Alan Kunna went in search of ways to build their students' confidence. A fruitful discussion with university lecturers Toby Green and Chris Dillon, about the challenges faced by first-year undergraduates in seminar discussion, led to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Self Esteem, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Secondary School Students
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Ryan, Ann Marie – American Educational History Journal, 2020
In her 2019 address, Ann Marie Ryan, president of the Organization of Educational Historians, examines historical consciousness and educational spaces. Historical consciousness requires historiographical knowledge--coming to an understanding of history after considering multiple historical accounts and interpretations. Historical theorist Jörn…
Descriptors: Historiography, History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Educational History
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Harley-McKeown, Sophie – Teaching History, 2020
In this article Sophie Harley-McKeown identifies and addresses her Year 12 students' blind spot over agentive explanation. Noticing that the examination board to which she teaches uses 'motivations' rather than 'aims' prompted her to consider whether her students really knew what that meant. Finding that her students' causal explanations tended to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Students, Motivation, Teaching Methods
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