The source-chest

The source-chest

Nina Marotta Archeokids |  marotta.nina@gmail.com The game that I am going to tell you about is part of a didactic initiative carried out during the winter of 2016 with a third-grade class. It was a rather anomalous initiative because normally, when one is asked to organise a similar project at a school, one follows the conventional school curriculum for teaching history: prehistory in third grade, Ancient Greece in fourth grade, and Ancient Rome in fifth grade. Instead, this time I was able to experiment with something new, which would prepare the children more generally for studying history. I proposed to collectively answer several questions: why do we study history? How do school textbooks acquire their information? Who concerns themselves with studying the past? Where does one...
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