Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2007
Informing Preservice Teachers about Multiple Representations of Historical Events
Scott M. Waring
University of Central Florida
Since historical thinking can be such an unnatural process, social studies educators need to find effective methods to open students’ minds to historical ways of thinking while building upon and modifying researching skills already possessed. This article looks at one way to assist students in thinking historically and making them more aware of the multiple representations that may exist of an historical event or time period. Through the utilization of one historical event, the Battle of Lexington Green and the World Wide Web, the process described demonstrates how one technique for instilling and enhancing historical thinking may be used.
About the Author(s)…
Scott M. Waring is an assistant professor of social science education at the University of Central Florida. He serves as the coordinator for the social science education program and teaches elementary and secondary courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. His research interests include the teaching and learning of history and technology integration. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org.