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Studies in Elementary School Practice: Contructive History Study in the Eight Grade


by Frederick G. Bonser & Florence V. Watkins 1911

When school began this fall the pupils in the eighth grade had at the best but a "passive interest" in history and geography. In fact there seemed no enthusiasm for any study except literature and composition. How to get them to be really interested became the problem. One night while making from the text-book a list of the important events of the war of the Revolution, an inspiration came. Why not write our own histories and thus make use of the enthusiasm the children already felt for literature to help them become interested in history? We went to work at once.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 12 Number 1, 1911, p. 60-65
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10100, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 5:04:40 PM

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