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Cooper, Sarah – Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
Middle school history teachers confront the same challenge every day: how to convey the breadth and depth of a curriculum that spans centuries, countries, and cultures. In "Making History Mine", Sarah Cooper shows teachers how to use thematic instruction to link skills to content knowledge. By combining thought-provoking activities and rich…
Descriptors: Current Events, Role Playing, National Standards, Service Learning
Walch, J. Weston – 1991
This book is a coordinated manual of ideas for the U.S. history teacher in grades 6-12. It is a cooperative effort on the part of the many quoted contributors, each doing his or her bit to improve history teaching in the United States. Chapters include: (1) "Desirable Aims in Teaching United States History"; (2) "Classroom-Centered Activities";…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Morin, Joy Ann – Social Education, 1995
Contends that it is important for students to be motivated and well prepared for class units and activities. Describes a "previews of coming attractions" instructional strategy that uses advance organizers to increase information processing efficiency. Includes a sample unit outline illustrating this approach. (CFR)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading
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Palladino, John – OAH Magazine of History, 1993
Argues that history teachers do not give enough attention to preparing students for major tests. Maintains that the responsibility for test preparation should be divided between the students and teacher. Provides a set of six procedures designed to help students review course content and prepare for examinations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Carlisle, Marcia – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Maintains that to encourage student discussion about history, students must have something to say and be willing to say it, and the teacher must be able to guide a discussion. Describes a secondary-level course in which student discuss assigned readings on an electronic mail bulletin board. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Electronic Mail
Robinson, Marilyn P.; Bussell, Vicky – Georgia Social Science Journal, 1992
Asserts that music can be used to stimulate student interest and understanding in U.S. history courses. Presents seven methods for using music in the history classroom. Includes recommended musical works and suggestions for obtaining music. (CFR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Benitez, Helena – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that U. S. history instruction is too often characterized by a narrow focus on national events and leaders viewed through a monocultural lens. Proposes an approach that replaces this narrow view of the past with one that regards the contemporary United States as the result of both internal struggle and global interaction. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
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Menzel, Richard L. – Social Studies, 1990
Points out the difficulties in helping students understand the importance of history. Presents the educational benefits of using television, cartoons, newspaper comics, pop music, local architecture, and personal archival material in history classes. Suggests classroom activities for incorporating these materials into the curriculum. (RW)
Descriptors: Architecture, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits
Gorn, Cathy, Ed. – 1988
This document is designed to give teachers some ideas for classroom and school History Day activities. Available ERIC resources about National History Day are listed and a five-point plan to establish a school History Day is provided. Successful approaches to implementing History Day, from actual teachers' experiences, are detailed. A step-by-step…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Competition, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sweet, Christina – Social Studies, 1994
Argues that instruction about Native Americans or Canada Natives often has been limited to colorful tales about ancient lifestyles or a trip to a museum. Asserts that teachers should provide more accurate and useful information as they integrate native studies into the social studies curriculum. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Class Activities, Course Content
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1994
Argues that, although social studies classes should be exciting and interesting, students frequently rate them as among the most boring and irrelevant. Asserts that living history programs, including history theater, history immersion, and living history museums can improve history instruction and student attitudes. (CFR)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kraig, Beth – Social Education, 1994
Argues that students seldom understand the history of U.S. popular culture, although such cultural attributes as shopping malls and advertising can be used to teach economic and historical understanding. Presents a model that indicates the interrelationship between U.S. popular culture and economic concepts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development
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Schug, Mark C.; Fontanini, Jennifer – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that teachers and students are ready to go beyond traditional coverage of the interactions of political science and history to applying economic analysis to historical and contemporary social issues. Provides three lesson plans illustrating the use of public choice theory in U.S. history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Economics Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Caldwell, Jean; Highsmith, Robert L. – Social Education, 1994
Asserts that, although teachers and history textbooks mention banks and money at several points in a typical U.S. history course, they are not accorded their proper significance. Discusses the role of banks and finance in U.S. history, with specific emphasis on the creation and impact of the Federal Reserve System. (CFR)
Descriptors: Banking, Class Activities, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors
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Blondo, Richard A.; And Others – Social Education, 1994
Discusses the expulsion of the Choctaw Indians from their lands in the U.S. southeast as a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Provides a lesson plan using a primary source document along with accompanying discussion questions. Includes a three-page letter that is the deposition of a Choctaw Indian protesting removal. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Class Activities, Educational Strategies
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