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Historical thinking and other unnatural acts
Samuel S Wineburg

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Historical thinking and other unnatural acts
charting the future of teaching the past
Sam Wineburg

Published 2001 by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English.

About the Book

Although most of us think of historyb7sand learn it--as a conglomeration of facts, dates, and key figures, for professional historians it is a way of knowing, a method for developing an understanding about the relationships of peoples and events in the past. A cognitive psychologist, Wineburg has been engaged in studying what is intrinsic to historical thinking, how it might be taught, and why most students still adhere to the "one damned thing after another" concept of history. Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer "rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present." Arguing that we all absorb lessons about history in many settings--in kitchen table conversations, at the movies, or on the world-wide web, for instance--these essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking

Table of Contents

Historical thinking and other unnatural acts
The psychology of teaching and learning history
On the reading of historical texts: notes on the breach between school and academy
Reading Abraham Lincoln: a case study in contextualized thinking
Picturing the past
Peering at history through different lenses: the role of disciplinary perspectives in teaching history
Models of wisdom in the teaching of history
Wrinkles in time and place: using performance assessments to understand the knowledge of history teachers
Lost in words: moral ambiguity in the history classroom
Making (historical) sense in the new millennium

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Critical perspectives on the past


Library of Congress
D16.2 .W56 2001

The Physical Object

xiv, 255 p. :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

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1566398568, 156639855X
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