Thesis Director: Elisa Minoff, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
Thesis Committee Member: Ann Marie Gunn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, College of Education
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Research in pedagogy concludes that active, engaging, and motivating instruction is effective when teaching social studies in the secondary classroom. A secondary social studies curriculum detailing the Progressive era during the years 1890 to 1930 in American history has been developed in accordance with a national standard produced by the National Council for Social Studies. The curriculum follows a distinct historical narrative that is paired closely with simulation activities. The use of a simulation activity as the primary tool of instruction within the curriculum directly reflects the research findings. The curriculum models the primary and secondary sources used, simulation activities to be conducted by students in the classroom, and the assessment used to measure academic achievement.
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Arthur, Emily, "Historical Simulation in the Secondary Classroom" (2017). USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate).