Beyond the Textbook: Studying Roswell in the Social Studies Classroom

@article{Joseph2008BeyondTT,
  title={Beyond the Textbook: Studying Roswell in the Social Studies Classroom},
  author={Bradshaw Joseph},
  journal={The Social Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={99},
  pages={132 - 134}
}
Roswell has long been synonymous with aliens and UFOs, and people have been arguing over what happened that night in 1947 for many years. It is a topic left out of most textbooks and neglected in many social studies classrooms. However, Roswell has found a permanent place in American culture, and teaching about Roswell can be valuable to social studies students. In today's information age, Roswell provides a useful example with which to teach students the value of critical thinking and data…