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ERIC Number: EJ963307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
The Application of the Integrative Model to Teach the Formation of American Political Parties
Mitchell, Melissa Buelow
History Teacher, v44 n4 p531-546 Aug 2011
The Integrative Model of instruction engages students in critical thinking while providing history teachers with an instructional strategy other than a traditional lecture format. The Integrative Model was used to develop an interactive lesson titled "The Formation of American Political Parties: Federalist versus Anti-federalist." This article outlines essential content knowledge that teachers and high school students must know in analyzing the origins of the American political parties. Prerequisite content knowledge is further integrated and enhanced during this lesson with the use of technology and popular media, including video excerpts from the HBO series "John Adams" and The History Channel series "Founding Fathers." Teachers utilizing the Integrative Model can encourage students to develop a deep understanding of the birth of American political parties while developing critical thinking skills. This lesson was developed to integrate information learned from previous lessons with content from video excepts while engaging students in critical thinking related to the period from the end of the American Revolutionary War through George Washington's presidency. The author outlines the four phases of the Integrative Model while applying the video excerpts, guiding questions, and visual matrix to each stage of the instructional model. (Contains 17 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A