The Challenge of Rethinking History Education: On Practices, Theories, and Policy

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In The Challenge of Rethinking History Education, Bruce VanSledright argues for a more inquiry-oriented approach to history teaching and learning that fosters a sense of citizenship through the critical skills of historical investigation.

Author Biography

Bruce A. VanSledright is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Seeking a More Potent Approach to Teaching Historyp. 5
On the Limits of Collective Memorialization and Persistent Instructionp. 21
The Case of Thomas Becker: Using Knowledge of History as a Domain to Structure Pedagogical Choicesp. 39
Learning History: What Do Students Know and What Can They Do with that Knowledge?p. 60
Teaching about Indian Removal: Describing and Unpacking the Investigative Approachp. 81
Assessing Student Learningp. 128
Theorizing Investigative History Teachingp. 155
How Are History Teachers to Learn to Teach Using an Investigative Approach?p. 172
Appendixp. 195
Notesp. 198
Indexp. 217
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