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ERIC Number: EJ770173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Multicultural Social Studies: The Local History Connection
Danker, Anita C.
Social Studies, v94 n3 p111-117 May-Jun 2003
Local history can help prepare students for standardized tests by helping them enhance their memories and possess solid understanding of the concepts that are fundamental to a particular discipline or field of study. Although it can effectively be argued that the study of local history may aid in the mastery of U.S. history topics, another often overlooked benefit is its significance as an authentic vehicle for conveying multicultural themes. Because local history is so grounded in social and cultural developments and largely embodies the stories of various racial, ethnic, and religious groups responsible for settling and building the communities of the nation, the integration of local content would naturally present multicultural perspectives. A multicultural unit designed for students at all levels of proficiency is described. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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