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Shaffer, Kirwin R. – History Teacher, 2004
The history teacher frequently struggles to find classroom sources that are not only insightful, but also challenge students to be interpretative and imaginative about the past. As an instructional tool, popular culture can do all of these while reflecting the cultural impulses emanating from a particular country or region. To this end, the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, College Instruction, Popular Culture, World History
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Streeter, Stephen M. – History Teacher, 2000
Reviews the various interpretations of the U.S. intervention in Guatemala in 1954. Focuses on the work of historians and debates among the realists, revisionists, and postrevisionists. States that the historical literature on this topic can outline the series of events that led to the downfall of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. (CMK)
Descriptors: Communism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government Role
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Medland, William J. – History Teacher, 1990
Presents a synthesis of the views of participants and counterviews of scholars concerning the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Reviews historical and analytical accounts of the crisis. Describes critical areas of conflicting interpretations by historians and participants. Includes an annotated bibliography of teaching resources. (NL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Pace, David; And Others – History Teacher, 1990
Describes a 5-day simulation workshop on the Cuban Missile Crisis developed for 60 secondary school students participating in the Indiana University summer gifted and talented program. Uses role playing and game situations to teach critical thinking. Finds these techniques effective in providing a sense of power and competence. (NL)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills