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Master of Education (MEd)
Throughout the twentieth century, the structure of history education in elementary schools has shifted from a traditional, chronological structure to the expanding horizons structure. This thesis examines the philosophical underpinnings of each structure in light of a biblical view of teaching history. Emphasis is placed on historical understanding, training in historical analysis, and sense of identity. It is proposed that a chronological structure may present the child with a deeper understanding of historical events as well as a clearer view of historical principles. Additionally, it is proposed that a chronological structure may impart a more biblical view of self in light of the story of God and His people.
Eekhoff, Lisa N., "Diminishing Horizons: A Critical Look at History Education in America" (2013). Master of Education Program Theses. 4.