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Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, Stuart L. Foster, Sean D. Maley, Thom Anderson, and James W. Morris III. “Why People in the Past Acted as They Did: An Exploratory Study in Historical Empathy.” International Journal of Social Education 13(1) (1998): 8-24.


Analyzes the development of historical empathy in students utilizing an exercise where students answer two questions concerning World War II after reading either a history textbook or primary and secondary sources. Concludes that the teaching of historical thinking can emphasize the necessary awareness for the development of historical empathy.