Dred Scott lesson highlights the challenges of teaching history

07/10/2013 | OakPark.com (Illinois)

Teaching about subjects such as the Dred Scott Supreme Court case can be challenging for teachers, who should approach such topics from the perspective of why people acted the way they did and examining the results of the choices and behaviors, according to Amanda Friedeman, youth educator at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. "Teaching history should not be about conveying facts, but helping to make students contributing members of society," she said.

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