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Lee, Mimi; Coughlin, Mimi – History Teacher, 2011
Enhancing teachers' ability to assess and articulate claims of historical significance will provide a valuable compass that thoughtful teachers use to navigate large amounts of material in meaningful ways. This study explores how and to what extent--if any--teachers develop their ability to apply historical reasoning to determine the significance…
Descriptors: United States History, War, History Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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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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Woelders, Adam – History Teacher, 2007
Challenged to re-consider his teaching practices, the author conducted a classroom research study designed to investigate and improve how he uses film to teach middle school students about history. He conducted this study in collaboration with his class of twenty-nine grade eight social studies students, who represented a range of ethnic…
Descriptors: Films, Middle School Students, Grade 8, History Instruction
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Altschuler, Glenn C.; Rauchway, Eric – History Teacher, 2002
President George W. Bush's approach to education policy has earned him cautious plaudits from otherwise hostile critics, who see much to admire in the implementation of standards for education. However useful such standards for testing students' technical skills like arithmetic and reading, they create problems for less-standardized processes like…
Descriptors: United States History, Back to Basics, State Standards, War