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Percy, William A.; Suarez, Pedro J. – History Teacher, 1984
Intended to help college level history teachers choose the texts most appropriate to their teaching methods and student bodies, this article critiques Western and world civilization textbooks. (RM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, History Instruction, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Contosta, David R. – History Teacher, 1984
A college teacher discusses how in his U.S. history survey course he uses the buildings in Philadelphia to illuminate the principal forces of national history. For example, colonial buildings and street plans can help students understand the bourgeois character of early Philadelphia and of other American cities. (RM)
Descriptors: Architecture, Buildings, Community Resources, Course Content
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Tucker, Melvin J.; And Others – History Teacher, 1984
The effect of technological change on library users and its implication for library instruction are examined; two courses which provide library instruction for students enrolled in graduate methods history courses are described; and an annotated bibliography of materials which can be used in a course in bibliographic instruction is provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Strenski, Ellen – History Teacher, 1982
History students can edit and revise their own writing by using two sample editing guides. They can use one guide to evaluate their own writing. They can use the second guide to work in groups and to evaluate each other's writing. (AM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, History Instruction, Lesson Plans, Peer Evaluation
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Falk, Joyce Duncan – History Teacher, 1982
Discusses how historians can use computer searches to obtain bibliographic information. Historical databases which allow online searches are described. Sample searches are used to illustrate the characteristics of and processes involved in computer searching. (AM)
Descriptors: Databases, Higher Education, Historians, History Instruction
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McLean, Harvard W.; Fuller, Michael J. – History Teacher, 1983
Discussed is how ratios can be used by history teachers at the secondary and college levels to convert population statistics to equivalent and comparable values in helping students better understand the historical and contemporary implications of what is being studied. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demography, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Kuehn, Elaine – History Teacher, 1982
Describes computer assisted instruction in social history to teach college students to use the resources and methods of the quantitative historian. Using commercially available prepared data sets, students analyze empirical data such as parish records, census data, and other civil records on the European family. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, European History, Family Life
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Snyder, Kathleen K.; Palay, Carol P. – History Teacher, 1982
Describes an interdisciplinary unit involving English and social studies. Secondary students explore numerous aspects of immigration and industrialization in America and the contributions of various ethnic and racial minorities. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English Instruction, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies
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Bell, Earl P. – History Teacher, 1982
Discusses techniques and provides background information to help teachers use debate in U.S. history courses. By debating controversial issues, students learn to do in-depth research. The necessity for anticipating evidence and arguments generates great incentives for study. (RM)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Debate, Secondary Education, Student Research
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Payne, Harry C. – History Teacher, 1978
Discusses the use of novels in studying social history. Proposes that the contents of novels be accepted not as a set of answers about a society, but as a set of questions, plausible hypotheses as to how the historian might organize his evidence. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Fiction, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Rosenberg, Emily S. – History Teacher, 1978
Discusses the advantages of using popular novels, primary documents, and role playing assignments for a class in American diplomatic history. Suggestions for using these materials and techniques are also discussed. Includes a list of novels that provide introductions to different decades of American diplomatic history. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Diplomatic History, Foreign Policy, Higher Education
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Johnston, A. Montgomery – History Teacher, 1978
Suggests ways in which collection and analysis of genealogical data in history and social studies classes can develop research skills, increase student interest, and improve self-actualization. Instructions on drawing up blood line charts and family trees are presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Practices, Family Characteristics, History Instruction
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Hantula, James – History Teacher, 1977
Describes WORDMZ, a computer program which can generate a number or letter maze. History teachers or students can input names, terms, or dates of interest; specify the size of a desired maze; and create different mazes with the same words in each. Concludes that mazes can be effective in motivating students. (AV)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
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Keller, Clair W. – History Teacher, 1975
Suggestions and examples for using role playing and simulation in college history classes that are easily adaptable to elementary and secondary education. (JR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Youngs, J. William T., Jr. – History Teacher, 1975
Suggestions on how historians might use educational films more efficiently in the classroom are given. The range and diversity of educational films, educational film bibliography and criticism, and the classroom uses of films are discussed. (JR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, History, History Instruction
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