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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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Carter, Susanne – Feminist Teacher, 1992
Contends that war fiction published by U.S. women has evolved as a genre of its own in the twentieth century. Asserts that the common element that unites this otherwise diverse body of literature is the constant reminder that women as well as men are participants and victims in war. (CFR)
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Females, Fiction, Higher Education