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Turner, John J., Jr. – History Teacher, 2007
For students of history, the acrimonious and contentious 1876 presidential canvass came to mind during the 2000 election imbroglio. Democrat Samuel J. Tilden won the popular vote, but to the dismay of outraged Democrats, an electoral commission of eight Republicans and seven Democrats decided along strict party lines to give twenty disputed…
Descriptors: United States History, Elections, Politics, Political Power
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Hillis, Peter – History Teacher, 2007
Raising attainment has become an over-riding concern for politicians and educational administrators on both sides of the Atlantic. The public perception, often generated by adverse reports in the media, is of declining educational standards. However, it is often difficult to compare standards across time and between countries since assessments do…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Academic Standards, Advanced Courses, Student Attitudes
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Day, James S.; Truss, Ruth S. – History Teacher, 2007
Students from the University of Montevallo, Alabama's public liberal arts university, re-created the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) approximately twenty miles north of Corinth, Mississippi. For ten weeks in a classroom environment, nineteen students studied strategy, operations, and tactics that affected events nearly 143 years prior. Then,…
Descriptors: College Instruction, History Instruction, College Students, Course Content
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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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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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Glendinning, Matt – History Teacher, 2005
Facts, or skills? Content, or process? Teachers of history and social studies teachers often lock horns over these questions, trying to define the nature of their field and its role in secondary education. Teachers of history often focus on content, presenting the past as a series of important people and events, an accumulated cultural lore that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Archaeology, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Hillis, Peter – History Teacher, 2005
Recent changes in the history syllabi stress the importance of developing an investigative/enquiry method of learning involving the framing of questions, subsequent research, and the presentation of findings. Scotland has made several attempts to assess not only the end result (the paper) but also the process itself and now uses an extended essay…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, History Instruction
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Deardorff, Michelle D.; Kolnick, Jeffrey; Mvusi, Thandekile R. M.; McLemore, Leslie Burl – History Teacher, 2005
The Fannie Lou Hamer National Institute on Citizenship and Democracy is a coalition of friends who share a vision of the potential of education. Founded in 1997 at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, the Hamer Institute conducts seminars and workshops for K-12 teachers and students that feature the role…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Seminars, Secondary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Goss, R. Mason – History Teacher, 2004
Advanced Placement social studies courses are being used more and more to improve the credentials of college applicants. Those teaching these courses are under increasing pressure from parents and school administrators to allow more and more students to take the AP courses and to improve the AP scores of students. The present standards movement…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Credentials, College Applicants, Vocabulary Development
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Scappini, Robert A. – History Teacher, 2004
Today, urban high schools are faced with a variety of pressures that are competing for attention within the classroom. These pressures come from a variety of sources and for a variety of reasons. The situation may involve students who arrive in the classroom unable to read or write at grade level and who display a wide variety of educational…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary Education, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Warren, Wilson J.; Memory, David M.; Bolinger, Kevin – History Teacher, 2004
Improving critical thinking--defined by one expert as "reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do"--has been a frequent topic in the writing of history educators at least since the early 1970s. Attitudes and interests do support higher-level thinking and, most importantly, knowledge used in carrying it out…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Learning Activities, United States History
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Thomas, Samuel J. – History Teacher, 2004
In United States history, the GAPE or Gilded Age and Progressive Era, roughly the last third of the nineteenth and first two decades of the twentieth centuries, constitutes one of the most formative and complex of periods, a time that historians designate as the birth of the United States. Many high school students and undergraduates find this…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Historians, Cartoons, Teaching Guides
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Yarema, Allan E. – History Teacher, 2002
Low scores in national testing demonstrated that a need existed to improve history education. During the late 1980s and early 1990s a debate ensued. While many different opinions existed as to why this was happening, differences also were expressed as to the solutions. Traditionally, history teachers had utilized the textbook-lecture approach in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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