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History: Its General Function in the School


by Guy Stanton Ford - 1937

To teach history, even local history, and teach it properly, is to teach international relations. Any well-informed teacher alert to the backgrounds and implications of any historical situation, whether it be social, political, economic, or cultural, finds that he and his pupils are carried beyond the locus of the situation, upstream in time and over frontiers in space, until all the past and all the peoples are seen as contributors to every topic significant enough to deserve thoughtful study.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 36, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 38 Number 10, 1937, p. 95-100
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21334, Date Accessed: 10/31/2020 6:46:49 AM

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