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Ennis, Rosemary – History Teacher, 1999
Discusses resources that can be used in an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history course, including a series of textbooks, supplemental readings, projects, Document-Based Questions and essays from earlier AP examinations, Internet and multimedia resources, and students and their families. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Genealogy, History Instruction
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Falk, Joyce Duncan – History Teacher, 1982
Discusses how historians can use computer searches to obtain bibliographic information. Historical databases which allow online searches are described. Sample searches are used to illustrate the characteristics of and processes involved in computer searching. (AM)
Descriptors: Databases, Higher Education, Historians, History Instruction
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Hoffert, Sylvia D. – History Teacher, 1987
Proposes a list of goals for a research paper and focuses on implementing these goals through application of political/social theory to historical conflict in U.S. history. Demonstrates methodology through a step by step analysis of a specific paper assignment. Concludes that this type of research exercise provides students with a sense of…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Higher Education, History Instruction, Political Science
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History Teacher, 1989
Presents the Bradley Commission on History in Schools' recommendations that history become the core of the social studies curriculum. Identifies six themes of historical inquiry, and outlines topics for the study of U.S. history, Western civilization, and world history. Analyzes the place of history in all grades. Suggests changes in curriculum.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, History
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Patrick, John J. – History Teacher, 1989
Discusses the Bradley Commission on History in School recommendations as part of the 1980s curriculum reform movement. Examines the problem of too many social science disciplines competing for space within the limited core curriculum. Analyzes several major reports published on social studies curriculum reform. Concludes with further questions…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
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Mehlinger, Howard D. – History Teacher, 1988
Delineates why the National Commission for the Social Studies provides an excellent opportunity for improving social studies education. Identifies several issues the Commission must address, including the value of teaching social studies, the content of social studies curriculum, and when and how to teach the social studies. (LS)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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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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Alpern, Mildred – History Teacher, 1985
Reviews the strengths of Kenneth Cooper's updated 1984 edition of Carl Becker's MODERN HISTORY. Contends that while other high school history textbooks sell better, that Becker's text does a better job of teaching European history while helping students develop the advanced academic skills needed for higher education. (JDH)
Descriptors: European History, Historiography, History Instruction, History Textbooks