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Swanson, Ryan A. – History Teacher, 2014
This study emphasizes an often overlooked avenue of inquiry in the increasingly escalating textbook debate: What is the relationship between the instructor, the students, and the assigned text? And correspondingly, how does one go about analyzing this crucial relationship? Over the past two years, Ryan Swanson gathered data from 549 students in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education
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Pellegrino, Anthony M.; Mann, Linda J.; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2013
Effective history teaching includes ample opportunities for students to develop historical thinking skills and habits of mind which encourage them to learn content beyond simple acquisition of facts. Covering the profound topic of segregation by employing multiple perspectives and encouraging investigation beyond the traditional narrative provides…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Thinking Skills, School Segregation, African American Education
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Wood, Linda Sargent – History Teacher, 2012
Methods courses provide a rich opportunity to unpack what it means to "learn history by doing history." To help explain what "doing history" means, the author has created history labs to walk teacher candidates through the historical process. Each lab poses a historical problem, requires analysis of primary and secondary…
Descriptors: History, Parks, Education Majors, Methods Courses
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Stephens, Robert P.; Jones, Kathleen W.; Barrow, Mark V., Jr. – History Teacher, 2011
Through an innovative course design for the capstone senior seminar, history majors at Virginia Tech have become published authors in recent years. Small classes of undergraduates have collaborated to create edited volumes of original historical essays that, at the end of the semester, are copied, bound, and distributed to class members. More…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Briley, Ron – History Teacher, 2006
This document is a study guide for Stephen B. Oates biography of Nat Turner, "The Fires of Jubilee." The book is a practical reading vehicle for introducing Nat Turner to secondary students in grades 11 and 12. Oates divides his work into four parts, which could provide the basis for four reading assignments, although the sections are…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Reading Assignments, Biographies, Study Guides
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Altschuler, Glenn C.; Rauchway, Eric – History Teacher, 2002
President George W. Bush's approach to education policy has earned him cautious plaudits from otherwise hostile critics, who see much to admire in the implementation of standards for education. However useful such standards for testing students' technical skills like arithmetic and reading, they create problems for less-standardized processes like…
Descriptors: United States History, Back to Basics, State Standards, War
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Coles, David; Welch, Deborah – History Teacher, 2002
Public history encompasses many fields of study--historic preservation, archival management, museum work, editing, archaeology, genealogy, public administration of historic resources--and is one of the fastest growing areas of departmental curriculum development on college and university campuses. Programs in public history are designed to produce…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, United States History, Historic Sites, Campuses
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Frankel, Noralee – History Teacher, 1999
Addresses the "Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning," focusing on its strengths and weaknesses. Discusses the application of the state standards in Fairfax County (Virginia) and the work of the four task force groups. Contends that historians should be involved in educational reform. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Puglisi, Michael J. – History Teacher, 1991
Describes relations between the early colonists in Virginia and the Powhatan Indians. Argues that, in any exploration of intercultural relationships, one must recognize the impact and importance of native initiative. Suggests that the ethnohistorical perspective requires sensitivity to the cultural integrity of natives' decisions and the effects…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Colonial History (United States), Cultural Interrelationships
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Schick, James B. – History Teacher, 1980
Describes how a teacher may use the "Virginia Gazette" in a history course, discusses ways of overcoming the problems of cost and equipment, and offers teaching suggestions. (CK)
Descriptors: Higher Education, History Instruction, Newspapers, Teaching Guides