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Teaching history without the books

Replacing textbooks with songs, diaries and illustrations improves the learning outcomes of history students, research from Stanford University has found.

A textbook-free trial encouraged students in a San Francisco high school to engage with and analyse the historical voices of primary sources.

Testing showed participating students demonstrated not only better knowledge of historical facts than their counterparts in traditional classrooms, but also better reading comprehension and historical and general reasoning.

Read more at Stanford University

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