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Denial, Catherine J. – History Teacher, 2013
Timelines are a regular feature of almost all history education. Teachers and students create them on chalkboards, white boards, and an increasing number of web-based programs that allow multiple users to collaborate on a timeline's shape. Textbooks offer timelines to accompany the material they cover--chapter-by-chapter, students are told which…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Historiography, Undergraduate Students
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Shah, Aarushi H. – History Teacher, 2012
One spring afternoon, a group of young black students enter a local eating establishment with one modest desire--to sit with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee. They wait patiently, but are only served dirty looks, cold shoulders, and some choice words. Such an experience was not uncommon in Chicago in the early 1940s. Segregation, though illegal,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights Legislation
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Fillpot, Elise – History Teacher, 2009
Bringing history home, an elementary history curriculum and professional development project, began in 2001. As originally conceived, the project's main purpose was to move history from the margins described by Bruce VanSledright into the mainstream of the K-5 school day. Seven years later, the Bringing History Home (BHH) instructional units are…
Descriptors: United States History, Curriculum Design, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Lyons, John F. – History Teacher, 2007
History instructors working in a community college face two major challenges. First, to make history interesting and relevant to the students, many of whom have to take history courses as a requirement. And second, to fulfill one of the missions of a community college which is to forge a connection between the school and the people in the local…
Descriptors: United States History, Oral History, Community Colleges, Historians
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Brown, Sarah Drake – History Teacher, 2006
During the last twenty years, history educators have noted a sea change in the concern expressed by scholars, policymakers, and the general public about the teaching and learning of history in schools. The 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk", was a catalyst for this movement with its focused attention and support for a core curriculum based…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lyons, John F. – History Teacher, 2004
The author writes that, while teaching online can be problematic, a history instructor can still create an exciting and interactive learning experience for both teacher and students. To accomplish this, a history instructor needs a large degree of technical knowledge, or at least technical help, good organizational skills, and empathy with the…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Distance Education, Online Courses
Bridges, Roger D.; Daley, Harry – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Presents an excellent lesson plan discussing the repressive racial legislation that remained enforced in Illinois even after the repeal of slavery. Background material also covers the black communities' response to these racist laws. Includes teaching suggestions, handouts, and activities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Stereotypes, Civil Liberties, Civil War (United States)
Cavallini, Don; Senechal, Roberta – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Presents a complete lesson plan examining the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois. Background material covers the African American community in Springfield, as well as the incident. Handouts include a map showing the black neighborhoods in Springfield and a questionnaire concerning moral decision making. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black History, Black Studies, Civil Liberties, Demonstrations (Civil)
Ollarvia, Janice Bell; Portwood, Shirley J. – Illinois History Teacher, 1996
Encapsulates a complete lesson plan suitable for secondary, U.S. history, social studies, or African American history courses. Begins with a concise overview of the development of a residential and business community among the African Americans in post-Civil War Cairo, Illinois. Includes teaching suggestions, learning activities, and handouts.…
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Leadership, Black Studies