Connecting the Historical Lived Experience with Children's Literature: An Authentic Pathway to Empathy and Action

By Nancy A. Chicola and Eleanor B. English.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Students interact with a historical scenario from children's literature using the I-BE-IT Model. Connections between evoking empathy in these experiences fostering decision-making for developing compassionate future citizens are made.

Keywords: Historical Conceptual Understanding, The Lived Experience, Empathic Decision-making, Authentic Learning, Social Action

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp.341-348. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 916.406KB).

Dr. Nancy A. Chicola

Dr. Nancy A. Chicola, Associate Professor in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership, Department of Elementary Education and Reading, School of Education, State University of New York, College at Buffalo. Dr. Chicola teaches courses in elementary social studies methods as well as curriculum leadership. She has published books and articles in the areas of social studies and teacher education.

Dr. Eleanor B. English

Dr. Eleanor B. English, Professor in Graduate Teacher Education, Department of Adolescence Education, School of Education, St. Bonaventure University. Dr. English has taught social studies methods, children's literature, and ethical and legal issues. She has published books and articles in the areas of social studies, children's literature, and sport history.

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