How Can We Connect to U. S. History?

Schneider, Debra; Threatt, Susan
October 2006
Social Studies Review;Fall/Winter2006, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p10
The authors report on what they learned about personal engagement and connection to history through an instructional project they gave to their students. The project, which asked students to place a family member in historical context and to trace a connection between the family member and American history was designed to let students themselves better visualize their connection to American history.


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