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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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Metzger, Scott Alan – History Teacher, 2010
The Middle Ages are an immensely important era in the Western experience. Unfortunately, medieval studies are often marginalized or trivialized in school curriculum. With the approach of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the famous charter of rights from medieval England, one has a timely and useful example for considering what a focus on…
Descriptors: Medieval History, European History, History Instruction, Time
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Schwartz, Robert M. – History Teacher, 2006
In this article, the author describes the teaching methods he used in an environmental history course. He relates that the ecologist's web of life serves as his guiding principle for teaching in his course. From an imagined center of the web, he relates that he and his class move outward to explore two main areas of environmental history in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Historians, Environmental Education
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Rosenzweig, Linda W. – History Teacher, 1984
History educators in England share many of the problems of their American colleagues and voice many of the same anxieties. But much of the current British literature reflects a sense of revitalization in secondary school history education that is conspicuously absent in the American context. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Weber, William – History Teacher, 1989
Gives an overview of the history of the English educational system, delineating the different forms of higher education, and comparing them to the different forms in the U.S. higher education system. Concludes that English universities will have to contend with the tension between democratic higher education and the more elitist tendencies. (RW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Education, Educational Demand, Equal Education
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Dawson, Ian – History Teacher, 1989
Discusses the Schools History Project implemented in England in 1972. Traces the Project's history and development, and assesses problems that it has encountered. Elaborates on curriculum, curricular change, teaching methods utilized, inservice training of teachers, and the Project's future. Provides a sample syllabus developed by the Project. (RW)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Hampson, Norman – History Teacher, 1989
Discusses tutorials and their origins, comparing them to lectures and seminars. Expounds on the objectives of tutorials and the advantages for both students and tutors alike. Maintains that tutorials are student centered and thus lead to a higher quality learning environment. (RW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cannon, John – History Teacher, 1989
Discusses the role of the historian and the purposes of history teaching. Stresses teaching methods and outlines six ways to enhance instruction for beginning teachers. Analyzes curriculum and raises objections to the concept of a core curriculum and emphasizes the importance of studying history. (RW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Historiography, History
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Slavin, Arthur J. – History Teacher, 1990
Analyzes Geoffrey Elton's work on Tudor history and the English Reformation. Traces the development of Elton's ideas about narrative history and examines Elton's historiographical role as a disciple of Von Ranke. Claims Elton's work in Tudor studies reveals the "medieval-modern" dialectical tension. Considers ideological aspects of…
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, Historiography, Ideology
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Gandy, Clara I. – History Teacher, 1976
This bibliographic essay cites audiovisual aids for teaching English history from the mid-eighteenth century to the present at the secondary and college levels. Films, filmstrips, slides, maps, transparencies, records, tapes, and archival teaching units are cited. The arrangement is topical. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Higher Education, History
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Candler, G. M. – History Teacher, 1976
Ways in which museums can help the classroom teacher are described. The emphasis is on integrating the museum more fully into the classroom and everyday life. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Hennessey, R. A. S. – History Teacher, 1975
The educational aims and objectives of industrial archaeology are defined. Short descriptions of how it is used in English secondary schools are provided. (DE)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Comparative Education, Course Descriptions, History
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Cameron, Rondo – History Teacher, 1982
Argues that the British industrial revolution was in no sense inevitable and scarcely deserves the term "revolution." Examined are the characteristics which the British shared with other Europeans and ways in which they were distinctive that enabled them to become the first industrial nation. (RM)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, Historiography, History Instruction