Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education

Degree Discipline



This paper is written for the purpose of setting forth the new attitudes toward the teaching of history in the Secondary Schools. It is the prevailing consensus of opinion that history as a social science or study has failed in a large measure, to accomplish the aims of our present day education. This had been due, in a large measure to the attitudes and interest of the teacher, we shall say. We have failed to get a clear understanding of the field of history and its values to man as a social being. Another reason for the failure of history to accomplish the desired aim, is the method of instruction. There has been a waste of both time and energy on the part of the students in studying the facts of history that have no bearing on their lives as citizens. No provision has been made for the application of the facts learned from the study of history. As a result, students have gone to our Public Schools with a very vague idea of their duty as citizens.

Our present day civilization demands more of its high school students than just an idea of the facts of history. He must be able to use them in adjusting himself to our changing civilization.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Sue E. Pinckney


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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