Teaching and Learning History in Elementary Schools

Teaching and Learning History in Elementary Schools

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In clear, concise language, this book deals with fundamental issues that must be addressed if teachers are to construct coherent and powerful history curricula, including: What are the purposes and goals that different types of teachers establish for their history teaching?, and What do children know and think about history, and what are the teaching implications for our schools? This book represents a major advance in developing a knowledge base about childrenA’s historical learning and thinking that applies to history teaching some of the principles involved in teaching for understanding and conceptual change teaching, methods that have been so successful in other school subjects.What implications do the data suggest for teaching elementary social studies in general and fifth-grade U.S. history in particular? ... for each curriculum unit considered separately, we compare and contrast the longitudinal patterns of growth and change in historical knowledge displayed by these students. ... His postunit responses tended to be unusually detailed and free of naivete or misconceptions.

Title:Teaching and Learning History in Elementary Schools
Author:Jere E. Brophy, Bruce VanSledright
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 1997-01-01


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