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dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorVisagie, Clarence
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-28T09:14:16Z
dc.date.available2014-07-28T09:14:16Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSchoeman, S. & Visagie, C. 2014. Local history teaching in the Overberg region of the Western Cape: The case of the Elim Primary School. Yesterday & today, 11:118-132, Jul. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2223-0386
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10921
dc.description.abstractThe problem of this study deals with the indifference of the Grade 8 learners of the Elim Primary School towards school History, and its relevance to their everyday lives. The following research question was formulated: What can the Social Sciences teachers at the Elim Primary School do differently to make the subject more relevant and interesting to the Grade 8 learners? It was concluded that the learners had to be more actively involved in the local history of their region. To this end, a series of four local history lessons with as topic Heritage – The village of Elim: past and present was designed and implemented. The lessons were mainly for enrichment purposes, linked to Heritage Day of 24 September, and to create interest in and enjoyment of the study of history. The research design was a qualitative single case study of the Elim Primary School’s visit to a local heritage site, the Elim Moravian Mission Town. It was a detailed explanatory narrative of the mechanics of a local history teaching strategy – two classroom lessons and two fieldtrips to the heritage site concluded by a feedback, reflection and assessment session in the classroom. The hands-on personal experience of the Grade 8 Social Sciences learners as young historians was illustrated by means of seven images which included images of the material sources and relics and the learners doing history as young historians. The case study resulted in step-by-step guidelines for the preparation and implementation of a local history teaching strategy. The historical imagination of the learners was also operationalised.en_US
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dc.publisherThe South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectLocal historyen_US
dc.subjectElim Primary Schoolen_US
dc.subjectOverbergen_US
dc.subjectWestern Capeen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectCAPSen_US
dc.subjectFieldtripsen_US
dc.subjectYoung historiansen_US
dc.titleLocal history teaching in the Overberg region of the Western Cape: The case of the Elim Primary School.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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