Interpreting the Past, Interpreting Themselves? Inviting Young People to Relate their own Lives to History
2013 NCSS Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award Recipient
Teens are developmentally primed to explore their own identities and values. How might educators harness that interest and use it to promote students' historical engagement and understanding? The presenter will share her findings on how young people relate their lives to the past and discuss an exciting new online learning project that builds on this research.
Elizabeth Dawes Duraisingh, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA