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Rael, Patrick – History Teacher, 2006
In 1860, 226,000 (47 percent) of the US' 478,000 free blacks lived in free states, and thus totaled over five percent of the black population in America. Though oppressed by popular prejudice and a range of legal and institutional constraints--in 1847, blacks at a convention labeled themselves "slaves of the community"--African Americans outside…
Descriptors: Historiography, Historians, African American Community, Slavery
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Whitman, Glenn – History Teacher, 2000
Presents an oral history project for high school students who are asked to select a non-related person to interview about a period or event in U.S. history, write a biography, and give a final public presentation on the interview. Includes a copy of the rubric in the appendix. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational Strategies, Interviews, Oral History
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Stovel, John E. – History Teacher, 2000
Provides background information on the Document Based Question (DBQ) that is part of both the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. and European history examinations. Includes an example of the process involved in analyzing documents during the AP examination. Discusses teaching techniques that can be used for the DBQ with the purpose of improving student…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Strategies, Equivalency Tests
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Marcus, Robert D. – History Teacher, 2000
Addresses the issue of teaching students in the U.S. history survey course to read historical works by shifting the focus from the lecture method to collaborative learning techniques. Describes various techniques that can be used in the classroom such as expert groups, Particulars into Generalizations (PIG), and making lists and evaluative…
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Strategies, Group Activities, Higher Education
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DiLorenzo, Robert – History Teacher, 1999
Discusses teaching Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history at an urban, minority high school. Addresses student recruitment; using a summer assignment; notetaking and the Document-Based Quiz, various teaching strategies; preparing and reviewing for the AP examination; using special events; and the importance of professional development and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, History Instruction
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Lush, Noren W.; Tamura, Eileen H. – History Teacher, 1999
Presents a simulation of the situation in China that led to the 1949 Communist victory, focusing on the 1930s and 1940s when two political parties, the Guomindang and Chinese Communist, engaged in a battle for power. Includes directions and an appendix providing the roles, a background essay, and recommended readings. (CMK)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Communism, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Glanz, Jeffrey – History Teacher, 1999
Presents ten guidelines, discussing each in detail, for teaching about the Holocaust in middle or high school. Includes topics such as encouraging active learning and a "minds-on" approach, inviting Holocaust survivors as guest speakers, and providing a base of historical knowledge. Contains references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Cultural Context, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Strategies
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Olcott, Mark S. – History Teacher, 1984
Described is a teacher-developed book about the Civil War for use in an 11th grade interdisciplinary U.S. history/English literature course. The text contains a brief historical summary of letters written by a Union soldier, a guide for studying the letters, and suggestions for further reading. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), English Instruction, English Literature, Grade 11
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Tucker, Melvin J.; And Others – History Teacher, 1984
The effect of technological change on library users and its implication for library instruction are examined; two courses which provide library instruction for students enrolled in graduate methods history courses are described; and an annotated bibliography of materials which can be used in a course in bibliographic instruction is provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Strenski, Ellen – History Teacher, 1982
History students can edit and revise their own writing by using two sample editing guides. They can use one guide to evaluate their own writing. They can use the second guide to work in groups and to evaluate each other's writing. (AM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, History Instruction, Lesson Plans, Peer Evaluation
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McLean, Harvard W.; Fuller, Michael J. – History Teacher, 1983
Discussed is how ratios can be used by history teachers at the secondary and college levels to convert population statistics to equivalent and comparable values in helping students better understand the historical and contemporary implications of what is being studied. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Demography, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Kuehn, Elaine – History Teacher, 1982
Describes computer assisted instruction in social history to teach college students to use the resources and methods of the quantitative historian. Using commercially available prepared data sets, students analyze empirical data such as parish records, census data, and other civil records on the European family. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, European History, Family Life
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Snyder, Kathleen K.; Palay, Carol P. – History Teacher, 1982
Describes an interdisciplinary unit involving English and social studies. Secondary students explore numerous aspects of immigration and industrialization in America and the contributions of various ethnic and racial minorities. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, English Instruction, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies
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Bell, Earl P. – History Teacher, 1982
Discusses techniques and provides background information to help teachers use debate in U.S. history courses. By debating controversial issues, students learn to do in-depth research. The necessity for anticipating evidence and arguments generates great incentives for study. (RM)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Debate, Secondary Education, Student Research
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Briceland, Alan V. – History Teacher, 1981
Describes teaching method for college level history instruction which combines the lecture method with group work. All lectures are mimeographed and presented to the student the first day of class. Class periods are spent clarifying printed lectures and assigning tasks to groups for the purpose of developing critical thinking skills. (KC)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking, Group Activities, Higher Education
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