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Laliberte, David J. – History Teacher, 2013
Far more than just recreation, baseball offers social, cultural, and political insights into history. For teachers, the goals of this article are threefold. First, this narrative is designed to provide the introductory content knowledge needed to develop a colorful lecture, structure a spirited discussion, or create a student project on the topic.…
Descriptors: Race, History Instruction, Team Sports, Course Content
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McCall, Jeremiah – History Teacher, 2012
Simulation games can play a critical role in enabling students to navigate the problem spaces of the past while simultaneously critiquing the models designers offer to represent those problem spaces. There is much to be gained through their use. This includes rich opportunities for students to engage the past as independent historians; to consider…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Simulation, Educational Games, Models
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Brugar, Kristy A. – History Teacher, 2012
Students sometimes resist the history lessons their teachers try to impart; challenging the purpose and relevance of the information being shared. However, reading "The Giver" can help to bridge the gap between students accepting and rejecting the lessons of history while learning to value the skills such as citizenship and awareness associated…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Figurative Language, Historians, History Instruction
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2012
In a typical high school World History course, the teacher must teach thousands of years of human history in one year, thus making it the most comprehensive history course offered in school. Given the extended content requirements in a World History course, individual topics are given little time before the class must "move on" to the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, World History
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Clyde, Jerremie; Wilkinson, Glenn R. – History Teacher, 2012
The gamic mode is an innovative way of authoring scholarly history that goes beyond the printed text or digital simulations by using digital game technologies to allow the reader to interact with a scholarly argument through meaningful choice and trial and error. The gamic mode makes the way in which the past is constructed as history explicit by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Scholarship, Epistemology
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Mitchell, Melissa Buelow – History Teacher, 2011
The Integrative Model of instruction engages students in critical thinking while providing history teachers with an instructional strategy other than a traditional lecture format. The Integrative Model was used to develop an interactive lesson titled "The Formation of American Political Parties: Federalist versus Anti-federalist." This article…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Politics, Teaching Models, Secondary School Teachers
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Shortell, Catherine K.; Paddock, Troy R. E. – History Teacher, 2011
With all of the time constraints and institutional pressures that teachers face, it may seem odd to suggest using an anomalous event such as the Christmas Truce to study the first World War. However, the uniqueness of this event helps grab the attention of students and, as the authors demonstrate, can be used both to illustrate the common…
Descriptors: History Instruction, War, World History, Peace
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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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Fischer, Fritz – History Teacher, 2010
The art of history teaching is at a crossroads. Recent scholarship focuses on the need to change the teaching of history so students can better learn history, and insists that history teachers must move beyond traditional structures and methods of teaching in order to improve their students' abilities to think with history. This article presents…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Courses
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DeRose, John J. – History Teacher, 2009
Old textbooks are one resource for teaching about the evolution of historical interpretation. Some libraries contain collections of U.S. history textbooks spanning multiple years and some schools even keep older textbooks used in past years. Recently, the author used a book by Kyle Ward entitled "History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How…
Descriptors: United States History, Textbooks, Historical Interpretation, Differences
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Young, Jessica – History Teacher, 2007
History teachers are frequently frustrated in their efforts to promote class discussion. Class discussion is useful to deliver or reinforce content and to explore or share ideas. Yet teachers learn quickly that they cannot expect good discussion, especially good whole-class discussion, to take place when they want it to. One approach to the…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Discussion, Reading Assignments, Student Leadership
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Binkiewicz, Donna M. – History Teacher, 2006
Songs are powerful pedagogical tools that enliven a classroom and enhance student learning in an enjoyable manner. Historical songs are valuable primary sources that provide listeners with direct commentary, attitudes, and emotions expressed by real people in particular historical periods. When utilizing primary documentation, music should be…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Singing, History Instruction, Music
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Kohlmeier, Jada – History Teacher, 2005
The views of the author's students about history caused her to reflect on her teaching, specifically, what she was lacking in her attempts to teach civic competence through history. This process led her to research historical thinking and design a study in which she exposed her students to the rigors of history. Grant's (2001) study of 9th grade…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Historians, World History, History Instruction
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Dzuris, Linda – History Teacher, 2003
The folk songs and ballads of early America describe life as experienced by the common people. They were sung within the family, by neighbors and at gatherings of larger communities. The stories told were carried in the memories of those who heard them. Once a strictly aural and oral tradition, the words came to be written down, and the surviving…
Descriptors: United States History, Singing, Oral Tradition, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Black, Brian – History Teacher, 2003
In his position at Penn State University, this author teaches environmental studies (ES) students in core introductory, mid-level, and upper-level courses. As he teaches the first full batch of graduates in this year's Senior Seminar, the chorus is clear: environmental history has played a distinct role in bringing coherence to their ES curricula.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Environmental Education, Educational Principles
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