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Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools
Preface Author Biographies Chapter 1 Past, Present, and Future: The Sociocultural Context for Studying History Chapter 2 It's Not Just a Mishap: The Theory Behind Disciplined Inquiry Chapter 3 ThereExpand
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“I Just Kinda Know”: Elementary Students' Ideas about Historical Evidence
Abstract This study examined fourth and fifth graders' ideas about historical evidence through a year–long qualitative study of two classrooms. It identifies significant strengths in students'Expand
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Primary Sources in History: Breaking through the Myths
Using primary sources in history classes is all the rage. But if teachers are not reflective about the best use of such materials, they may engage students in exercises that are neither historicallyExpand
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“Back When God Was Around and Everything”: Elementary Children’s Understanding of Historical Time
In order to investigate elementary children’s understanding of historical time, we conducted open–ended interviews with 58 children from kindergarten through sixth grade. In order to overcome theExpand
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Teaching History for the Common Good
Contents: Preface. A Sociocultural Perspective on History Education. Participatory Democracy and Democratic Humanism. The Identification Stance. The Analytic Stance. The Moral Response Stance. TheExpand
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Why Don’t More History Teachers Engage Students in Interpretation?
Over the past fifteen years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to the reform of history teaching. Although advocates of reform come from a variety of backgrounds, most share a belief thatExpand
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A Sociocultural Perspective on Children’s Understanding of Historical Change: Comparative Findings From Northern Ireland and the United States
This research examines the extent to which specific forms of historical representation in Northern Ireland and the United States serve as “cultural tools” that shape understanding of change overExpand
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“Best Not to Forget Them”: Secondary Students' Judgments of Historical Significance in Northern Ireland
Abstract This study investigated Catholic and Protestant students' ideas about historical significance in Northern Ireland. The research was conducted in two secondary schools in a medium-sized ruralExpand
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