Visiting Scholar Lecture:
Pathways to disciplinary understandings: The use of historical feature film in the teaching of history
Dr. Debra Donnelly, University of Newcastle, Australia
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm, University of British Columbia, Scarfe 310
Visiting Scholar Lecture:
Historical Thinking for Effective Citizenship: A Perspective on the Concept of Perspective
Dr. Christian Laville, Laval University, Quebec
Monday 4 November 2013, 4:30-6:00 pm, University of British Columbia, Scarfe 310
For a comprehensive list of related events, please visit the Upcoming Events page on the site of The History Education Network / Histoire et éducation en réseau (THEN|HiER).
The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts
Peter Seixas and Tom Morton
How does history become meaningful to students? When they see it as a mystery to be solved, an interpretation to be challenged, and a way to see themselves in the larger fabric of human experience.
Authors Peter Seixas and Tom Morton provide a guide to bring powerful understandings of these six historical thinking concepts into the classroom through teaching strategies and model activities.
Each chapter begins by discussing how a prominent Canadian author has engaged one of the six concepts while writing a work of popular history or historical fiction
Table of Contents:
1. Historical Significance
3. Continuity and Change
4. Cause and Consequence
5. Historical Perspectives
6. The Ethical Dimension
The accompanying DVD-ROM includes:
• Modifiable Blackline Masters
• Graphics, photographs, and illustrations from the text
• Additional teaching support
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New Possibilities for the Past: Shaping History Education in Canada
Penney Clark (ed.)
The place of history in school curricula has sparked heated debate in Canada. Is Canadian history dead? Who killed it? Should history be put in the service of nation? Can any history be truly inclusive?
In this volume, museum educators, secondary school teachers, and leading and emerging historians and history educators define a new agenda for history education research by shifting the focus from content to method, from what should be included in narratives about the past to how to think about and teach history. They document the state of history education theory, research, and practice and consider the implications of research for classrooms from kindergarten to graduate school and in other contexts, including museums, virtual environments, and public institutional settings. They also consider the perspectives of indigenous peoples, the citizens of Quebec, and advocates of citizenship education.
Reflecting current critical engagement among historians, educators, and the Canadian public, New Possibilities for the Past sets a comprehensive research agenda both to help students at all levels learn about the past, and, more importantly, to understand how we construct history from its infinite possibilities.
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