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Lowry, Bullitt – Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, 1995
Contends that fiction can help students understand historical periods and events. Presents and discusses four criteria for selecting novels to be used in college courses on World War I and World War II. Includes a bibliographic essay on recommended novels for each war. (CFR)
Descriptors: Books, Content Area Reading, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Wiske, Martha Stone; Graham, Maryemma – 1993
This document reports on the "Great Migration" project at Harvard University that brought together scholars and teachers to study the roots, processes, and results of African Americans' urban migration during the period from 1900-1939. The primary purpose of the project was to enhance teachers' scholarly understanding of this aspect of…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Demography, Higher Education
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Henderson, Rodger C. – Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1989
Reports on a role-playing activity concerning the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Explains how the program evolved through discussion, planning, organization, research, rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance. Identifies ensuring that people read and understand the Constitution's contents and origins as the major reason for the activity.…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Rosenzweig, Roy – Journal of American History, 1995
Asserts that electronic media will transform how historians conduct research, teach, and present the past. Maintains that CD-ROM technology offers exciting possibilities for historical research. Provides a bibliographic essay on 16 history-oriented CD-ROM products. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Strategies