The History Channel Effect

December 2009
Phi Delta Kappan;Dec2009/Jan2010, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p80
The article offers the author's opinions on the increase in the popular history documentaries. He is critical of the what the viewing of history documentaries influence people's relationship with the past, how teachers and students view documentaries as historical sources, and the impact they have on social studies education. Also investigated is how social studies teachers can counter the History Channel effect.


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