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Snyder, Jeffrey W.; Hammond, Thomas C. – History Teacher, 2012
The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool for effective teacher-centered instruction, powerful student-centered instruction, and engagement in historiography. GIS tools have existed since the 1960s, but only since the 1990s have educators explored their application to social studies. Proponents expect GIS to have a dramatic impact upon…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Geographic Information Systems
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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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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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Garran, Daniella K. – History Teacher, 2011
What could two dozen middle school students, two teachers, land surveyors, journalists, divers, college professors, lawyers, archaeologists, an author, and an 85-year old retiree possibly have in common? The answer is their insatiable quest to redefine colonial American history. From geodesy to glaciology, from geology to hydrology, from…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, United States History, Community Programs, Local History
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Henry, Michael – History Teacher, 2011
Tony Waters, a sociologist at California State University, Chico, has raised an interesting issue about the intellectual conflict some of his students experienced when they arrived on campus and enrolled in American history classes. He reported students were perplexed to find there were two kinds of American history--the version they learned in…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Textbooks, Slavery
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Bickford, J. H., III – History Teacher, 2010
This paper is based on three beliefs. First, technology can engage and challenge students' thinking. Second, technology can assist students in creating quality work. Finally, computer-generated student-work can be used as educational tools in productive ways that other student-work cannot. This article suggests new ways to use old technologies to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet, Current Events
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Neumann, David J. – History Teacher, 2010
Recent education research strongly endorses the notion that knowledge is discipline-based, dependent upon the ground rules and procedures of a particular field of study. Since reading primary sources is central to the discipline of history, many teacher preparation programs in history-social science devote substantial instructional time to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, History, Primary Sources
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Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2009
Lesson planning is a critical task in the education of pre-service teachers, but the author has often questioned the extent to which traditional lesson plan formats truly contribute to the teaching and learning of history. Since current research in history education calls for an emphasis on building "historical thinking" skills and content…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Thinking Skills, History Instruction, History
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Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A. – History Teacher, 2009
Most students today are not able to distinguish between the notion of "race" as a social construct and the pernicious, false belief that "race" is a biological reality. The American Anthropological Association has adopted a policy that the word "race" should always be put in quotation marks because, as a social and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Middle School Students
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Branting, Steven D. – History Teacher, 2009
A historical fact is like a fata morgana, "always less than what really happened." Even consensus does not establish truth; otherwise history is merely the version of the past that people agree to accept. The students who participated in the acclaimed 5th Street Cemetery Necrogeographical Study innocently found themselves clashing with…
Descriptors: Local History, City Government, United States History, Perspective Taking
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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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Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2006
During the last twenty years, history educators have noted a sea change in the concern expressed by scholars, policymakers, and the general public about the teaching and learning of history in schools. The 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk", was a catalyst for this movement with its focused attention and support for a core curriculum based…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Chu, Jonathan M. – History Teacher, 2004
Advanced Placement brings into sharp focus the dilemma faced by middle, secondary and university teachers of American history. The search for an introductory synthesis stumbles more frequently these days because texts and curriculum frameworks all too often depend upon what Mary Fredrickson refers to as the tyranny of chronology. With extremely…
Descriptors: Political Issues, Advanced Placement, United States History, 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