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Barksdale, Scott T. – History Teacher, 2013
Teachers can engage students in historical thinking by intentionally structuring close reading tasks. This article provides a practical and theoretical examination of the learning and teaching during a 30-minute social studies class in which students studied colonization by reading a primary source text from the Jamestown Colony. Students used…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Differences, Content Area Reading
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Martin, Daisy – History Teacher, 2012
In an examination of how content knowledge influenced her initial third grade social studies teaching experiences, Suzanne Wilson found that it, among other things, helped her "to hear what students say" and in her students' comments were "often...the seeds of complex and sophisticated historical ideas." She also found content…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Discipline, Teacher Educators
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Fillpot, Elise – History Teacher, 2009
Bringing history home, an elementary history curriculum and professional development project, began in 2001. As originally conceived, the project's main purpose was to move history from the margins described by Bruce VanSledright into the mainstream of the K-5 school day. Seven years later, the Bringing History Home (BHH) instructional units are…
Descriptors: United States History, Curriculum Design, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Dupuy, Mark – History Teacher, 2007
During Australia Day 2006, the Australian Prime Minister implicitly expressed that good Australian citizenship is interrelated with the proper knowledge of history. He also discussed how important dates in history often go unaddressed in most classrooms. Howard's comments serve as a useful introduction to a general discussion of the process of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2006
During the last twenty years, history educators have noted a sea change in the concern expressed by scholars, policymakers, and the general public about the teaching and learning of history in schools. The 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk", was a catalyst for this movement with its focused attention and support for a core curriculum based…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers