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Garran, Daniella K. – History Teacher, 2011
What could two dozen middle school students, two teachers, land surveyors, journalists, divers, college professors, lawyers, archaeologists, an author, and an 85-year old retiree possibly have in common? The answer is their insatiable quest to redefine colonial American history. From geodesy to glaciology, from geology to hydrology, from…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, United States History, Community Programs, Local History
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Baron, Christine – History Teacher, 2010
As history teachers attempt to bring student thinking processes in line with that of historians, one of the major recommendations that appears in the end notes of nearly every study on the subject, and every set of state curriculum frameworks, is the injunction to partner with historic sites and museums to help students "learn about…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Historic Sites, Museums
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Maloy, Robert W.; Poirier, Michelle; Smith, Hilary K.; Edwards, Sharon A. – History Teacher, 2010
This article explores using a wiki, one of the newest forms of interactive computer-based technology, as a resource for teaching the Massachusetts K-12 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, a set of state-mandated learning standards. Wikis are web pages that can be easily edited by multiple authors. They invite active involvement by…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Oesterreich, Heather A.; Conway, Allison P. – History Teacher, 2009
This article utilizes "Brown v. Board of Education," which is traditionally taught in college and K-12 history courses as the case that both started the discussion about and ended the practice of segregation in schools, to highlight "testimonios of coalition" as a framework for historical analysis. First, the authors…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, Court Litigation, School Desegregation
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Garran, Daniella K. – History Teacher, 2008
Chartered in 1994 and opened in 1996, the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School (CCLCS) was among the first charter schools in Massachusetts. CCLCS strives to foster "intellectual development, academic achievement, project based learning, interdisciplinary studies, community partnerships, environmental studies, global awareness, and an ethical…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Charter Schools, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Rakoff, Robert M. – History Teacher, 2003
If teachers want to get their undergraduate students engaged in the study of history, there is no substitute for getting them to do their own research using original sources. In practical terms, this involves posing a good question, framing that question in a critical framework for analysis, searching for relevant documents, writing an interesting…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, History Instruction
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Detweiler, Robert – History Teacher, 1975
Several theories are given that provide the history teacher with a vehicle to explain elements of Puritan society as revealed by belief in witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Historiography, History, History Instruction
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Sleeper, Martin E. – History Teacher, 1978
Describes a project to help students understand the changing roles of work throughout history. Entitled the "World of Work Project", the program developed curriculum materials based upon the museum collection at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Museums