The teaching and learning of history in the elementary school is less focused on building definitive knowledge or formal thinking ability than it is aimed at more immediate and attainable ends for young elementary students an important purpose of education in history is to make the past seem real instead of remaining an untouchable abstraction held only in adult memories or hollow textbook passages as improved history teaching begins to make this possible students may achieve a second . Learning to teach history in elementary school by timothy d slekar introduction although no child left behind nclb appears to disregard the teaching of social studies it should not be assumed that teaching and learning in these content areas is of little importance prior to nclb discussions over social studies and history standards dominated the political and cultural landscapesthe . Amazoncom teaching and learning history in elementary school 9780807736074 jere e brophy bruce vansledright books. This book addresses the teaching and learning of history in the elementary grades the literature review in the first two chapters presents an overview of scholarship in the field and provides a context within which to interpret the research in subsequent chapters the remainder of the book presents and discusses research on the teaching and learning of us history in fifth grade included are detailed case studies of us history units taught by three contrasting fifth grade teachers the
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