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Designing Meaningful Instruction in History for Middle School Students through the Use of Archival Research and Primary Document Analysis as a Teaching Tool

Mark Mraz (SEFE 319 Students, Spring and Fall 2005-2006, Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania)

Social Studies Research and Practice

ISSN: 1933-5415

Article publication date: 1 July 2008

Issue publication date: 1 July 2008

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Abstract

The article chronicles the use of a Civil War soldier's diary to teach Civil War history. The project was carried out over a two-semester period in a social studies pedagogy class. The professor and students in cooperative learning groups and whole group discussions interpreted the diary. In this unique process, they also discussed how primary sources might be used to teach middle school and high school students United States History as a dynamic process of real people and not simply facts.

Citation

Mraz, M. (2008), "Designing Meaningful Instruction in History for Middle School Students through the Use of Archival Research and Primary Document Analysis as a Teaching Tool", Social Studies Research and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 79-89. https://doi.org/10.1108/SSRP-02-2008-B0009

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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