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Historical Thinking in an Information Rich Environment: An Exploration of Eighth Grade Students’ Actions Locating and Analyzing Digital Historical Sources
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, North Carolina State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study examines the influence of an information rich environment on middle school students’ engagement in a historical inquiry activity. Three bodies of research inform this study: Historical thinking, digital history and new literacies. This study reveals that students require support in selecting documents from an archive, that while web searches can provide additional context for a historical source, the additional context might not be helpful, and that students have difficulty accounting for disconfirming evidence when engaging in historical inquiry in an information rich environment.

Citation

List, J. (2013). Historical Thinking in an Information Rich Environment: An Exploration of Eighth Grade Students’ Actions Locating and Analyzing Digital Historical Sources. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 707-724). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .