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Parham, Claire Puccia – History Teacher, 2014
For The past two years, Siena College and Loyola International College for Diversity and Sustainability (LCDS), formerly Loyola International College, have jointly taught a comparative Canadian/ U.S. history class. Concordia University, an English language university, has more than 46,000 students and offers 433 undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, College Instruction, Higher Education
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King, Alyson E. – History Teacher, 2012
In recent years, historical events, issues, and characters have been portrayed in an increasing number of non-fiction graphic texts. Similar to comics and graphic novels, graphic texts are defined as fully developed, non-fiction narratives told through panels of sequential art. Such non-fiction graphic texts are being used to teach history in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Cartoons, Criticism, Foreign Countries
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Millward, Robert – History Teacher, 2010
Students gain a better understanding of war and economics when the variables come alive through stories, artifacts, and paintings. In this article, the author describes a short story about the fur trade which can generate lots of student questions about the fur economics, the Eastern Woodland Indians, trade artifacts, and war. The author also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, Animals, Wildlife
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Suchan, Laura – History Teacher, 2008
As executive director of a small community museum, the author is always seeking new and innovative ways to link the museum and its collection with the local community. The museum is located in Southern Ontario, on the shore of Lake Ontario, and comprises three restored homes dating from the period 1835-1849. Located in close proximity to the…
Descriptors: Death, Intellectual Disciplines, Primary Sources, Museums
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Eamon, Michael – History Teacher, 2006
The pedagogic value of using archival holdings for the teaching of history has long been appreciated. Using primary sources in the teaching of history transcends the rote learning of facts and figures. It encourages critical thinking skills, introducing students to issues of context, selection and bias, to the nature of collective memory and to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Historians
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Tate, Marsha Ann – History Teacher, 2005
Laura Ingersoll Secord was, admittedly, a well-known historical figure--at least in Canada over a century before the development of the World Wide Web. In 1860, she first achieved widespread notoriety in her adopted homeland of Canada (she was born in Massachusetts) when a deed she performed for the British army during the War of 1812 was publicly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, World History, War
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Tagg, James – History Teacher, 2004
Good manners and false protests of ignorance about American history cloak underlying anti-American sentiments among students. Behind the facade, a jumbled set of emotions inform their discomforted imaginations. They are offended by the patronizing and condescending attitudes of Americans when the latter comment on, or intrude into, the outer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social History, Group Dynamics, United States History
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Jaenen, Cornelius J. – History Teacher, 2001
Explores the French colonization in North America. Presents background information on New France, focusing on the French in Canada. Covers topics, such as how the French became interested in North American expansion, the French in Louisiana, colonial economics, and the reasons for the collapse of New France. Includes a bibliography. (CMK)
Descriptors: Canadian Studies, Colonial History (United States), Colonialism, Economics
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Berard, Robert Nicholas – History Teacher, 1983
An emphasis on cultural history, through the integration of novels, poetry, drama, and other literary genres with traditional history, may form the best introduction to history for many secondary and college-level students. Specific examples of how literature can be incorporated into history courses are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Drama, Educational Practices
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Troper, Harold – History Teacher, 1978
Examines recent changes in history curriculum in Ontario, Canada. The curriculum decisions stress ethnicity and cultural pluralism in English Canadian society. The new curriculum for elementary school history and social science is entitled "Multiculturalism in Action," and the secondary curriculum includes a unit on Canada's…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum
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Bennett, Paul W. – History Teacher, 1990
The senior author of a textbook presenting U.S. and Canadian history in a comparative framework criticizes U.S. history textbooks for their interpretations of Native Americans and for their mystifying tendencies. Explains how "Canada: A North American Nation" presents a more detached perspective and offers a second opinion on some of the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), History Instruction