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Sinitiere, Phillip Luke – History Teacher, 2012
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is widely known as a champion for the political rights of African Americans, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), aggressive advocate of Pan-Africanism, staunch supporter of female suffrage, and one of the creative forces behind the Harlem Renaissance. Further still, Du…
Descriptors: African American Leadership, African Americans, Reputation, Religion
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Sheppard, Maia G. – History Teacher, 2010
This paper reports findings from a study that explored the classroom culture that developed in a university history classroom when the professor's pedagogical decisions encouraged students to make personal connections with difficult issues, events, and ideas in history and their own lives. The author describes how this experienced teacher…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Classroom Environment, Caring, African Culture
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Gilbert, Erik – History Teacher, 2002
In this article, the author looks closely at the recent history of the East African coast and the Swahili people who live there. In doing so he hopes to highlight the inadequacy of the area studies/continentalist approach to studying and teaching the Swahili and to propose a different way of considering their past. His contention is that one can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historical Interpretation, History Instruction, African Culture
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Strobel, Margaret – History Teacher, 1982
Examines how the historical experiences and documentation of the lives of African women differ from those of their American and European counterparts. The effect of these differences on the development of African womens' historiography is discussed. A college course on African women's history, including a list of resource materials, is described.…
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Course Descriptions, Females
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Zingg, Paul J. – History Teacher, 1979
Maintains that American historians should undertake additional research on North Africa and, particularly, on American-North African relations. A major reason for this research is that case studies of American-North African encounters can provide a suitable model for United States-Third World relations in general. Reviews literature related to…
Descriptors: African History, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Economic Development