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Mosborg, Susan. “Speaking of History: How Adolescents Use Their Knowledge of History in Reading the Daily News.” Cognition and Instruction 20(3) (2002): 323-58.


Explored how adolescents use their knowledge of history when interpreting current affairs. Found that students expressed their thoughts contrasting "then and now;" used different events and ideas to conceptualize; and represented the same story differently, depending on their backgrounds. Derived cultural resources students exploited, and a challenge to earlier research portraying adolescents as presentists.