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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1998

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Benefits Of The Current Events Component In A Humanities Program, Annette M. Wattie May 1998

Benefits Of The Current Events Component In A Humanities Program, Annette M. Wattie

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Current affairs are an important part of social studies. Text books are of little value to the classroom, because they cannot keep up with the ever changing state of current affairs. The challenge for educators is to find an alternative that facilitates learning and interest. In this master thesis, the author examined a high school to see if studying current affairs daily had increased student’s interest in world events, if students maintained interest after completing two years of studying current events, and if the program improved students’ knowledge of current events.

This study examined students from a suburban high ...