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Volk, Steven S. – History Teacher, 2013
For the author, teaching history has become a double challenge: to help students understand both "History" (the narrative crafted by the historian, based on documentation, supported by previous scholarship, and bound together through logical argument) and "history" (the real events that occupied real lives that are largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Student Journals, Historians
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Karn, Alexander – History Teacher, 2012
Most teachers hope to make a difference in the lives of their students, but whether they accomplish this with any regularity is often left unclear. With a topic like the Holocaust, the stakes are greatly raised. In this essay, the author discusses the place of the Holocaust in the liberal arts. He argues that the content of Holocaust education…
Descriptors: Jews, Historians, Liberal Arts, Epistemology
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Pagaard, Stephen – History Teacher, 2005
Students immediately think they understand this aspect of the Hitler regime, one in which the "Fuehrer" "says," or dictates, and his minions follow. Their usual view of Hitler assumes a tireless leader who works around the clock to supervise--through the secret state police (Gestapo) and other institution--every detail of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, Authoritarianism, Police
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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