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ERIC Number: EJ1002125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Empowering Students through History: "The Giver" as a Metaphor and Preparation for Studying History in the Secondary Classroom
Brugar, Kristy A.
History Teacher, v46 n1 p85-94 Nov 2012
Students sometimes resist the history lessons their teachers try to impart; challenging the purpose and relevance of the information being shared. However, reading "The Giver" can help to bridge the gap between students accepting and rejecting the lessons of history while learning to value the skills such as citizenship and awareness associated with the study of history. The story helps students see the ideals exemplified by the events in their textbooks. In this paper, the author will summarize "The Giver"; discuss the metaphor of the Giver through the work of historians; give an overview of historical thinking skills that will be used a lesson framework; and offer suggested lessons plans. (Contains 1 figure and 18 notes.)
Society for History Education. California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601. Tel: 562-985-2573; Fax: 562-985-5431; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A