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de Oliveira, Luciana C. – History Teacher, 2010
The ability to read is well-recognized as essential to being successful in school history. To be able to read history textbooks effectively, students can be made aware of some features typical of history discourse. Knowledge of how nominal groups are functional in history discourse can help students and teachers engage with the meanings presented…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Textbooks
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Alvarez, Patricia – History Teacher, 2008
Biography has a proven track record of exciting interest in historical events. Barbara Tuchman used it extensively in her best-selling histories, considering it a "vehicle to carry the larger subject," something that "encompasses the universal in a particular... representative." Others favor biography because it "humanizes history," "personalizes…
Descriptors: Biographies, Role Playing, Class Activities, Student Attitudes
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Briley, Ron – History Teacher, 2006
This document is a study guide for Stephen B. Oates biography of Nat Turner, "The Fires of Jubilee." The book is a practical reading vehicle for introducing Nat Turner to secondary students in grades 11 and 12. Oates divides his work into four parts, which could provide the basis for four reading assignments, although the sections are…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Reading Assignments, Biographies, Study Guides
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Howlett, Charles – History Teacher, 2004
A school-year research experiment using primary resources to teach an important national issue--protest movements against the Vietnam War at the local level--is an excellent way to motivate students and energize classroom teaching. Every local community in America has its own story to tell about the war in Vietnam. Whether it is about a local son…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Papers (Students), Student Research, War