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ERIC Number: ED402891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Case Study and Role-Play in an Advanced History Course.
Ali, Patricia Carey
This brief paper is an anecdotal commentary on a class exercise developed for an advanced European History course covering the period 1815 to the present. It describes a role-play, case-study exercise designed to reinforce previously covered material. Students are directed to attend a mock peace conference to consider if any one country was responsible for starting World War I, if the war might have been prevented, and if different peace treaties might have been written. With the instructor serving as the moderator, students consider each item in a previously prepared position paper. The paper notes that students can gain a sense of satisfaction from mastering some of the complexities of international relations, and that the exercise has been a valuable tool in reinforcing factual material, promoting oral communication, developing research skills, and gaining a different perspective on the course material. Attached is the student handout for the assignment which outlines the background issues and topics for the debate. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A