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Fehn, Bruce R.; Schul, James E. – History Teacher, 2011
Today's students grow up in a technological milieu of hand-held computers with high storage capacities, internet access, and the ability to shoot high definition photographs and video. As such, they are empowered to construct representations of the past virtually "on the run." In this article, the authors investigated the historical "and"…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Documentaries, Film Production, Secondary Education
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Steffens, Henry – History Teacher, 1991
Describes a self-conference sheet used by a history professor to help students improve their research papers. Includes a sample sheet with questions for students to consider when revising their papers. Provides additional suggestions for evaluating first drafts and examining title, thesis, and explanation of the major point. (DK)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Revision (Written Composition)
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Lunenfeld, Marvin – History Teacher, 1992
Reviews more than 24 books recently published on the topic of Christopher Columbus and the voyages of discovery. Classifies the books as those designed for student use, for teachers and scholars, biographies, and "Columbus-Bashers." Maintains that the different viewpoints of Columbus the hero and Columbus the villain are barriers for…
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Material Evaluation