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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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Goddu, Andre – History Teacher, 1983
Three issues of a quarterly journal published in Germany, which contains articles, examples, discussions, reviews, and news concerning pedagogical theories and techniques for teachers of history, are examined. One of the journal's editors would like to exchange information, trends, articles, and reports with the "History Teacher." (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kalfus, Richard – History Teacher, 1990
Analyzes primary document from German Holocaust period in which German bureaucrats described in euphemistic terms the murder of the Jews. Illustrates how the document can be used as a teaching aid by having students replace the euphemisms using words with their intended meaning, and reading it aloud in class. References include sources of…
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Assignments, Class Activities, College Students