Open Access Honors Program Thesis
History--Sources--Study and teaching (Secondary) History--Study and teaching (Secondary);
Throughout this thesis project, I will research the many various forms of primary sources as well as a variety of assessment styles. By reviewing literature and analyzing results from a survey of high school history teachers, I will discover the manner and scope in which primary sources are used in history classes. Also, I hope to determine which primary sources students respond best to, taking into account their age and gender. Teachers will be able to use this information to construct more engaging and challenging lesson plans featuring primary sources. Knowing which types of primary sources are most effective for students at various levels will allow teachers and students to better utilize primary sources they do use, therefore conserving valuable class time and student attention.
Year of Submission
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2010 Michaela Goblirsch
Goblirsch, Michaela, "Primary source use in high school history classrooms: Categories, frequency, and assessment" (2010). Honors Program Theses. 27.