Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education


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.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education