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READING BEYOND BIAS: USING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM

@inproceedings{Sandwell2003READINGBB,
  title={READING BEYOND BIAS: USING HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS IN THE SECONDARY CLASSROOM},
  author={R. Sandwell},
  year={2003}
}
ABSTRACT. Social studies and history teachers have, in recent years, taken up with enthusiasm the use of "real" historical documents, (primary sources) in elementary and secondary classrooms across North America. Such documents have an immediacy, and often a personal element, that is more interesting to students than the history found in the average textbook. This paper argues, however, that the pedagogical promise of primary documents is too often limited to a superficial appeal, and the… Expand
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