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Multiple Perspectives: An essential concept in Social Studies

Today, we are fortunate to have a guest blog post.  Dr. Tim Fry from Washburn University has contributed an interesting post dealing with Multiple Perspectives.  Dr. Fry is currently an Associate Professor at Washburn University in their Department of Education and is also a board member of KCSS.   Enjoy!

“Seized!” or “Reunited!”—Multiple Perspectives: An essential concept in Social Studies    by Timothy S. Fry, PhD 

One Sunday morning, after filling my mandatory morning cup of coffee, I sat down at the dining room table at my parents’ house to read the Sunday paper.  I was visiting my parents in my hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas.  It had been a while since I had been home and was looking forward to reading my old hometown paper, the Hutchinson News.  However on Sundays, my folks also subscribed to the larger Wichita Eagle.  Both papers had been opened and I just happened to sit closest to the Wichita paper, so I grabbed it first.  The headline was huge, one word filled an entire line across the paper—“Seized!”  Continue reading Multiple Perspectives: An essential concept in Social Studies