Historical resource-book of Guilford County, North Carolina, and immediate vicinity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Catherine Grantham Bostian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Franklin McNutt

Abstract: Authorities in the field of history teaching agree that unless children gain an historic sense, a sense of the reality of the past, history is not taught successfully. Many authorities believe, furthermore, that the use of local historic events, places, objects, and persons gives this needed sense of reality. Mary G. Kelty, one of the many authorities on this subject, expresses very definitely her attitude toward the use of local historical resources in the following words: A study of the local community can be given concreteness and reality because it deals with localities and names which the children already know. Through it they can be brought to realize that history deals with actual occurrences. ... it serves as an excellent introduction to the larger story of the nation or the world.1 Inasmuch as local history is considered to be valuable teaching material, the following question quite logically follows: Do a large number of teachers use local historical material?

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Language: English
Date: 1951

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