Historic Environment Education (HEE) utilizes local resources to teach and do history. By focusing on the local pasts and peoples and on the nearby environment, HEE brings history to life in classrooms and museums for the general public. The strategy is essentially a public history for the classroom, employing three core public history methodologies to engage students in local resources: living history, oral history, and heritage preservation. HEE is now practiced in countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, where local history and heritage provide the foundation for an experienced exploration of the past.
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