History is a means to categorize past events in order to create meaning for present circumstances. However, teachers; particularly at the elementary level, are not equipping students with the appropriate skills to master and understand history. This article establishes the necessity of incorporating the process of historical inquiry, especially for the upper elementary grades (e.g. 4th and 5th), and it provides a sample lesson on the American Revolutionary War.
Kenna, Joshua and Russell, William III
"The End of a War and the Rise of a Nation: A Lesson on the American Revolution,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 77
, Article 2.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol77/iss1/2
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