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Keirn, Tim; Luhr, Eileen; Escobar, Miguel; Choudhary, Manoj – History Teacher, 2012
Given California's role in the Pacific economy, its historic Asian heritage, and the strong and growing presence of Asian communities and businesses in the state, it is imperative that students statewide understand the history of Asia. Unfortunately, the California state curricular framework and standards in history and social science limit the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Social Sciences, Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers
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Plummer, Brenda Gayle – History Teacher, 2005
Shortly before Christmas in 2004, departing Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed a luncheon meeting hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Powell described to his Boston audience the readjustments that his cabinet post had imposed on him. Powell went on to discuss how he was tested in the Middle East and Asia, and the universal dilemmas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, History, World Affairs
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Foltz, Richard C. – History Teacher, 2003
The emerging sub-field of world history is all about connections and interactions. It challenges the received treatments of history which have focused on specific regions and civilizations as if they had been discrete realities unto themselves, and reminds people that nothing happens in a vacuum. But to date world historians have not taken this…
Descriptors: World History, Physical Environment, History, Environmental Influences
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Shaffer, Robert – History Teacher, 2001
In 1942, Howard Wilson, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the editor of the Harvard Educational Review, called for the "easternization of America," in reaction to what he called the "glib" talk for years about the "westernization of Asia." Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, Wilson's…
Descriptors: Asian History, Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development
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Forsyth, Louise; Gould, David; Lawrence, David – History Teacher, 2000
Examines three key geographical regions, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China, discussing how the political changes resulting from the end of the Cold War have affected each area. Attempts to demonstrate how teachers can address these changes in their classrooms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Democracy, Economic Development, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries