Date of Defense
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Lynn Brice
Dr. Josephine Barry Davis
When I was in upper elementary school, social studies, history in particular, was often nothing more than reading a text to imprint for a short period of time the "facts" of history. I read books through most of the instruction. I read so many wonderful works of historical fiction, the Holocaust and the Civil War being among the most interesting subjects. Through excellent and not-so-good works of historical fiction, I saw history unfolding in the present, not just the past. The characters gave faces, stories, and meaning to the text we used in class. I grew up with a strong fascination with the people and events that had shaped the world I lived in.
McCreedy, Christine M., "Elementary History Education and Children's Perceptions of Time" (2002). Honors Theses. 1716.
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