Submission Date

7-21-2017

Document Type

Paper- Restricted to Campus Access

Department

Education

Faculty Mentor

Seamus Mulryan

Comments

Presented during the 19th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 21, 2017 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

This paper is the culmination of research into political philosophers for the sake of identifying key elements to be included in methods for teaching history in the high school setting. This focus on the teaching history stems from the idea that the narrative of history contributes to the way in which citizens will view their country as well as participate in it. The paper identifies problems hindering citizens’ political participation in the United States and elaborates on the way in which the addition of the elements of historical imagination and emotional generosity can help students as future citizens prevail against those problems.

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