Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
Local history is a learning material that should exist in the curriculum of history teaching because of its educational and inspirational values. In the curriculum of Indonesia, local history materials have limit space even it does not exist in competency goals. This leads to moral degradation and losses of local identity of students because of ignorance of the local history that can actually be used as a guide in strengthening identity. The purpose of this research was to investigate how the history materials and the teaching strategies mean being used and what the level of local history literacy in a senior high school located in Ponorogo, Indonesia. The author used the qualitative descriptive method and students of senior high school ofPonorogo, Indonesia as population subject. The random sampling was used to determine the sample. The technique used to collect data were interviews, questionnaire, and observation. This research found that the history teaching in the senior high school of Ponorogo had not been using local history as a learning material impacted on the low level of local history literacy. The teaching methods used were lecture frequently and discussion barely. Most of the students are passive and not enthusiastic to attend the class that proves if history learning is a boring lesson for them.
Local history, learning materials, curriculum 2013, local history literacy