Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Teaching Heroes on teachinghistory.org

If you teach early elementary grades you probably teach specific famous individuals in your social studies curriculum. Often those people are treated as heroes, or superhuman in some way. It can be a challenge to teach young children about famous people in a meaningful way.

I wrote about these challenges and ways to address them in my latest teachinghistory.org post.


Sue VanHattum said...

I tried to comment there, but I guess I wasn't typing the spam catch characters right?

In response to another comment, I wrote:

A great picture book about the Washington's slaves is The Escape of Oney Judge, a true story.

Kassia said...

Great resource, Jenny. Speaking of social studies, I've been trying to think of ways to approach Thanksgiving without promoting/teaching the fake history of native americans and pilgrims eating happily together at one table. Swimming against the tide on this one...