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Teaching history through Hoaxes

I don’t usually reblog other people’s posts, but I came across this at The Conversation (thanks @davegearl) and can’t resist.

You need to trawl down through the comments to reach the links T. Mills Kelly put up, giving examples of his students’ work.  These include:
The Last American Pirate (a blog, so it’s best to start at the beginning and work forward)
Beer of 1812

I’m interested to hear what other people think about this as a teaching strategy.

Teaching students to lie: historical method through hoaxes

By T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University

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