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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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Marcus, Alan S.; Stoddard, Jeremy D. – History Teacher, 2007
Reported in this article are the results of research that explored which feature films teachers are using to teach high school United States history and how and why they are using these films. The terms "feature film" and "Hollywood film" are used throughout to refer to movies commercially created for a mass audience, often for…
Descriptors: United States History, Films, Mass Media Use, History Instruction
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Casey, Kevin M. – History Teacher, 2004
"Greater Expectations": A New Vision for Learning as a Nation Goes to College", a recently published national report by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, calls for a radical restructuring of liberal arts education in American colleges and universities. Rather than defining liberal arts education in terms of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, College Instruction, Student Evaluation
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Zeisler-Vralsted, Dorothy – History Teacher, 2003
A fifty million dollar grant program for history education was announced by the United States Department of Education in April 2001. To many in the profession it was almost inconceivable that the study of history would receive such generous funding. While historians were convinced of the merits of improved history education, they had to ask what…
Descriptors: United States History, Educational Opportunities, Historians, Professional Development
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Lang, Kate – History Teacher, 2001
The author began using student assistants when she arrived at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Eau Claire in the fall of 1996. As a new faculty member, she found herself with a heavy teaching load and no graduate assistant. She observed that some of her colleagues employed undergraduate history majors as tutors for their introductory classes, and…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), World History, Mentors, Teaching Load
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Pomerantz, Linda – History Teacher, 2001
In 1998 the American Historical Association began an ambitious project, "Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age," designed to allow groups of historians in different parts of the country to experiment with the use of computer-based technologies to enhance the teaching of undergraduate survey courses. It aimed to enable these historians…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Historians, History Instruction, United States History
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Frankel, Noralee; Shapiro, Linn – History Teacher, 1999
Focuses on the project "Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Reconceptualizing the Introductory Survey Course" that facilitates collaboration among faculty from two- and four-year colleges in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Southern California in creating and disseminating active learning materials for use in World and U.S. history…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Current, Richard N. – History Teacher, 1981
Tests four historical propositions of ethnic partisans by reference to the history of Wisconsin. The propositions are: racism is a disease of Americans of British ancestry; foreign born won the Civil War for the North; Americanization is "really Waspification;" and the melting pot is a comparatively recent myth. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education