Carla Abreu-Ellis and Jason Brent Ellis, 1-15
- For the past few decades, leaders of a national standards movement have attempted to create a guide for the states to determine the content and skills every kindergarten through twelfth grade student should master. In this article, Professors Abreu-Ellis and Jason Brent Ellis describe what occurs in a restored, one-room country schoolhouse when students reenact curricular activities from the nineteenth century. The professors connect these “authentic learning” experiences to Ohio’s standards in social studies, mathematics, geography, and language arts.
- Key words: Common Core Standards, primary sources, artifacts, schoolhouse curriculum, one-room school, authentic learning, fourth grade students, historical reenactment, pedagogy, social learning