The arts and the teaching of history: Historical f(r)ictions


Clark, Penney
Sears, Alan

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New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2020). [297 pages] 10.1007/978-3-030-5113-3. Hardcopy and e-book versions.


This book closely examines the pedagogical possibilities of integrating the arts into history curriculum at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Students encounter expressions of history every day in the form of fiction, paintings, and commemorative art, as well as other art forms. Research demonstrates it is often these more informal encounters with history that define students’ knowledge and understandings rather than the official accounts present in school curricula. This volume will provide educators with tools to bring together these parallel tracks of history education to help enrich students’ understandings and as a mechanism for students to present their own emerging historical perspectives. (Abstract provided by publisher)


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