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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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Harmon, Sandra D.; Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela; Westbury, Susan – History Teacher, 1999
Describes the production of a readers' theater version of the first women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York (includes script). Discusses the benefits of readers' theater for studying women's history and encouraging female student class participation; strategies for using readers' theater; and students creating their own readers'…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Females, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Steffens, Henry – History Teacher, 1991
Describes a self-conference sheet used by a history professor to help students improve their research papers. Includes a sample sheet with questions for students to consider when revising their papers. Provides additional suggestions for evaluating first drafts and examining title, thesis, and explanation of the major point. (DK)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Revision (Written Composition)
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Herzstein, Robert Edwin – History Teacher, 1988
Suggests possible uses historians can make of film materials drawing on the Cooper Library (University of South Carolina) collection. Stresses the need for using outtakes to show an accurate sense of unedited history. Illustrates the value of film in understanding European fascism, and urges coordinating textbooks and film for an effective…
Descriptors: Archives, Fascism, Film Libraries, Higher Education
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Pencak, William – History Teacher, 1986
Provides alternative strategies for teaching about the 13 colonies and linking politics with social, economic, and demographic trends. Relates how syntheses of various studies modify earlier historiographical theories into a better interpretation. (TRS)
Descriptors: American Studies, Colonial History (United States), Demography, Higher Education
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Cronon, William – History Teacher, 1986
Analyzes methods of teaching American social history and the merits of new (narrative) versus old (analytic) methodologies. Using college syllabi as models, the article concludes that historians must remain storytellers to be effective. (TRS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Course Content
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Newton, Jeffrey L.; Thomas, David S. – History Teacher, 1986
Reviews stages of development, testing, and implementation of CLIO, a series of computer-based tutorials used at Rhode Island College. Topics include a brief history, technical evaluation of the authoring system DECAL, student use of the system, available reports to instructors, and observations and recommendations regarding computer-based…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Science