Campus Units

History

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

Teaching History

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

22

Abstract

Cultivating historical imagination in undergraduate students is often a difficult task. The distance between their lives, generally lived in the last quarter century, and the ways in which people lived i the pre-World War II period can be enormous. The task becomes even more difficult when students think that certain elements of their lives in the present are much more similar to those of previous eras than they actually are. Case in point is the Great Depression. Given the current economic downturn, many students are convinced that, in some ways, they are living in a situation akin to that of the 1930s.

Comments

This article is published as 2010 “Building Historical Imagination with Three Potatoes, a Carrot and an Onion.” Teaching History, 35, 1 (Spring 2010): 12‐22. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Teaching History

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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