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Clark, Penney, and Alan Sears. "Historical Frictions: History, Art, and Pedagogy." Canadian Issues/Thèmes canadians (Fall, 2014): 18-23.


This article addresses the following questions: What is the relationship between history and art? To what extent are historians artists? To what extent are artists historians? What are the implications for using art in the teaching of history? The authors point out that in the same way that contemporary history education pulls back the curtain on how historians work, teachers can open up for examination the way fiction writers work. They contend that this is critical because artistic representations of history can be so appealing and so well constructed that they pull people in, inhibiting interrogation and critical thought.

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