Student As Historians

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Placing emphasis on more critical multicultural understandings' of teaching and learning in the social studies via historical thinking, the Student as Historian Project is a course assignment in the Advanced Social Studies Methods course of the Secondary Social Studies UTeach program.

Preservice students working in groups are asked to develop a performance task that includes a narrative, primary sources (including photos, editorial cartoons, participant accounts and other primary documents) and document based questions. Students are simultaneously developing an understanding of historical thinking and the work of historians like James Loewen in developing a critical view of the dominant historical narrative included in standard curriculum materials.

 

In the Shadows: African American Women on the Home Front