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Axtell, James – History Teacher, 2001
In this article, the author suggests that teachers of history have not only professionally "challenging" and socially "important" jobs, but immensely "pleasurable" ones as well. He emphasizes not the pleasures that "all" teachers, whatever their subject, enjoy from time to time, but those particular to teachers of "history". Here, the author…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Teaching Conditions, Stereotypes
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Axtell, James – History Teacher, 1983
American Indians are seen today as active determinants of American history. Discussed is a classic problem posed by ethnohistorians for historians: If each society must be judged by its own standards, how do we assess those numerous historical situations in which Indian and White values collided? (RM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Cultural Differences
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Axtell, James – History Teacher, 1979
Recommends enlarging perspectives of colonial American history by expanding geographic boundaries and ethnic group considerations, emphasizing ethnohistory, and enlarging time period studies. Benefits include possibilities for indigenous comparative history, comparative history of colonization, and interdisciplinary history. (CK)
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, Colonial History (United States), Colonialism
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Axtell, James – History Teacher, 1992
Restates in moral terms the legacy of Columbus's voyages. Suggests that the conflict and conflict of humans, plants, organisms, institutions, and ideas raises many moral questions. Suggests that imagination is the key to moral understanding. Argues that past societies pass moral judgment on one another through the study of contemporary moral…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact