The First-Year History Course: The Case for Content

TitleThe First-Year History Course: The Case for Content
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsFriedrichs, CR
JournalHistory and Social Science Teacher
Volume24
Pagination128-31
KeywordsCognitive Processes, Course Content, History Instruction, Introductory Courses, Process Education, Skill Development
Abstract

Responds to Graeme Decarie's recommendation to teach processes in introductory history by citing E. D. Hirsch's argument that a general body of knowledge is necessary for intelligent discourse. Argues that an understanding of historical chronology must be developed in the introductory history course. (LS)