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Warren, Wilson J.; Memory, David M.; Bolinger, Kevin – History Teacher, 2004
Improving critical thinking--defined by one expert as "reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do"--has been a frequent topic in the writing of history educators at least since the early 1970s. Attitudes and interests do support higher-level thinking and, most importantly, knowledge used in carrying it out…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Learning Activities, United States History
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Howlett, Charles – History Teacher, 2004
A school-year research experiment using primary resources to teach an important national issue--protest movements against the Vietnam War at the local level--is an excellent way to motivate students and energize classroom teaching. Every local community in America has its own story to tell about the war in Vietnam. Whether it is about a local son…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Papers (Students), Student Research, War
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Shaughnessy, C. A. – History Teacher, 1991
Discusses problems with military documentation during the Vietnam War. Reports poor record keeping practices, destruction of permanent files, and mislabeled and missing records. Describes the National Archives' Vietnam project that organized and preserved the remaining military records. Concludes that the Vietnam War was better documented than the…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Higher Education, Historiography, Military Science
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Marino, Katherine – History Teacher, 1998
Focuses on how the migration of Vietnamese to the United States affected the women's roles within their families and society. Discusses how Vietnamese women ensured familial stability by maintaining a balance between U.S. and Vietnamese cultures. Provides an annotated bibliography. (CMK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cultural Differences, Essays, Family Life
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Spade, Beatrice – History Teacher, 1975
Participants in an undergraduate oral history project interview Vietnam veterans in their locality as primary source material for a course in Southeast Asian history. (DE)
Descriptors: Asian History, Course Content, Higher Education, History Instruction