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History Teacher, 2013
The author of this essay argues that historians should join their colleagues in the sciences in creating supportive environments for undergraduate research. Despite the apparent hurdles to overcome, historians can devise effective undergraduate research experiences that mimic those occurring in the chemistry, biology, and psychology labs across…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, European History
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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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Harison, Casey – History Teacher, 2005
It is not hard to locate negative or condescending images of the French Revolution in aspects of popular American culture, including film. Despite a handful of instances where nuanced or ambiguous "messages" may be identified, the number of American film interpretations of the French Revolution that might be judged historically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Conflict, European History
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Bolton, Marie – History Teacher, 2003
The author's teaching experience in France began in 1994 when she was offered a two-year position as "maitre de langues" (language instructor) at the University of Saint Etienne Engineering School. She had moved to France from Berkeley, California, the previous year along with a newborn baby and crates of photocopied archival material…
Descriptors: United States History, American Studies, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Harison, Casey – History Teacher, 2002
This article considers the "myths" and negative images of the French Revolution which were fashioned in the United States by examining interpretations found in nineteenth and twentieth-century American school texts. The texts are part of the Floyd Family Collection at Indiana State University, representing books used in Indiana schools,…
Descriptors: Historiography, European History, Textbooks, Conflict
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Reid, Donald M. – History Teacher, 2002
During the Fall term, 2001, the author taught a new course intended to develop a diversity of close reading skills among his students. An integral component of the course involved the exploration of memory and history. As the fate of the syllabus would have it, right after the September attacks he taught Sarah Farmer's "Martyred Village:…
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Countries, War, Terrorism
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Snider, Lindsay – History Teacher, 2001
During its own time, French Impressionism was viewed as a sweeping revolution in painting, a radical departure from the existing traditions of European art. Today, Impressionism is recognized as a major frontier in art history and the threshold of the modern art movement. In this article, the author discusses the development of the Impressionism…
Descriptors: Art History, Art Expression, Foreign Countries, Intellectual 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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Brown, Gregory S. – History Teacher, 2001
Asserts that the use of multimedia furthers historians' work as opposed to changing it. Explores three objectives that multimedia allows historians to achieve: (1) the issue of representation; (2) the concern with emphasizing historical thinking skills; and (3) the topic of how others appropriate history. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Historians
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Hutton, Patrick – History Teacher, 2000
Focuses on the relationship between memory and history in historiography. Addresses research in three broad areas: (1) the relationship between collective memory and national identity; (2) the memory of the Holocaust and the issue of narrative; and (3) the debate called the "end of history." (CMK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Genocide, Higher Education, Historians
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Lee, William B.; Dumas, Wayne – History Teacher, 1992
Discusses recent changes in history and geography instruction in the French lycees. Explains that France's National Ministry of Education plans to move teaching about World War II to an earlier year and apply a geopolitical approach to instruction in general. Notes that the Association of Teachers of History and Geography opposes the changes. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Global Approach
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Stoianovich, Traian – History Teacher, 1981
Examines roles played by men and women in the French family from well before 1760 to the present. The author shows how changes in the mentalities of family and gender reflect changes in the other structures--social, political, economic, technological--without being mere ideological replicas of them. (RM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, European History, Family Structure, Females
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Madison, Kenneth G. – History Teacher, 1980
Suggests how college history teachers can help students understand the French aristocracy and its role in medieval society by using a twelfth century epic. "Raol de Cambrai" gives students a sense that the poem's action could have happened to real people. A content analysis of the poem's action and characters is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Epics, History Instruction, Literature Reviews
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Kaiser, Thomas E. – History Teacher, 1979
Reviews and questions the traditional established interpretation that the French Revolution was about feudalism. Concludes that revisionist historians have cast doubt upon the orthodox theory but that they have not supplied an alternative explanation. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, Historiography, History Instruction
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Stromberg, Roland N. – History Teacher, 1988
Reexamines the role of ideas as a factor in the French Revolution. Discusses recent research concerning the influence of philosophy upon this Revolution. Looks at research dealing with the Enlightenment thinkers and the "Cercle Social" Girondists among other philosophies. Views the French Revolution as a means of understanding the modern…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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