Subject and Keywords:
history education ; historical thinking ; inquiry-based historical learning ; history lessons ; European history ; multiethnic societies ; historical narratives ; school essays ; argumentative essays ; Internet in education ; civic on-line reasoning
The book is an introduction to writing argumentative essays in history at school. It guides pupils and teachers through the stages of formulating thesis and arguments, assessment of sources (including internet-based sources), structuring the narrative, polishing vocabulary and style and re-using the sources in various contexts. It is based on the research findings of Chauncey Monte-Sano and Jeffrey Nokes. It has been developed within the research project "Cohesion building of multiethnic societies in 10th-21st c. and thus is thematically related to the history of multiethnic societies, predominantly Medieval and most often from the borderland areas of the European continent, but also in connection to contemporary times and local history.