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Sheets, Kevin B. – History Teacher, 2010
In teacher's idealized history classroom, students are abuzz with questions. They are eager to jump into a serious analysis of primary sources. They relish additional opportunities to engage historiographical debates. They are, as teachers like to say, "thinking historically." While there are few easy ways to create these idealized…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Versen, Christopher R. – History Teacher, 2009
The simplest and most widely held definition of Social Darwinism is the application of concepts of biological evolution to social and moral development. More specifically, it is social evolution through "survival of the fittest" in a "struggle for existence" in which the strong prevail and the weak are defeated and disappear.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Social Theories, Moral Development
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Plummer, Brenda Gayle – History Teacher, 2005
Shortly before Christmas in 2004, departing Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed a luncheon meeting hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Powell described to his Boston audience the readjustments that his cabinet post had imposed on him. Powell went on to discuss how he was tested in the Middle East and Asia, and the universal dilemmas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, History, World Affairs
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Olwell, Russell B. – History Teacher, 2005
When James Conant, former president of Harvard University, took on the topic of teacher preparation in his 1963 report "The Education of American Teachers," he demanded sweeping change. Conant's reform agenda, which focused on reshaping the educational establishment in America, took on the National Education Association and National…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Schools of Education, Incidence, Methods Teachers
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Lee, John K. – History Teacher, 2002
One educational area that has greatly benefited from the growth of technology is historical studies. Since the initial development of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s, tens of millions of historical documents have been placed online. During that time the quality and range of historical documents available on the Web has steadily increased.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Sources, Internet, Social Studies
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Cargill, Jack – History Teacher, 2001
The author frequently teaches introductory courses in what was once generally called "Western Civilization" and has often been called upon to referee all or parts of the manuscripts of new editions of "Western Civ" textbooks. Through his own reading, he has become aware that much current scholarship on ancient Israel and Judah…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Foreign Countries, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content
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De Benedetti, Charles – History Teacher, 1984
Literature in American peace history is reviewed in an attempt to demonstrate its abundance and to (assist historians in integrating the story of citizen peace activism into the teaching of the larger national experience. (RM)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Citizen Participation, Demonstrations (Civil)
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Jones, Arnita A. – History Teacher, 1982
Analyzes data on professional employment in the humanities generally and then specifically in the field of history and looks at female participation in these labor forces. (RM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females
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Emerson, Everett – History Teacher, 1981
Critiques historian Perry Miller's treatment of the Puritans in American history for 1) inattentiveness to individual differences, 2) focus on theology, 3) failure to recognize the importance of typologies (biblical analogies) and metaphors to the Puritans, and 4) stressing the importance of the Puritan mind over their emotional lives. (AM)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Historiography, Individual Differences, Psychological Characteristics
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Sullivan, Donald – History Teacher, 1981
Compares the adequacy of three historical interpretations of the late Medieval period (crisis, cultural decay, and transformation), in describing the phenomena of continuity and change. The author concludes that the first two interpretations are too limited to encompass the cultural diversity which later metamorphosed into the Renaissance. (AM)
Descriptors: Historiography, Medieval History, Social Change, Social Science Research
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Downey, Matthew T. – History Teacher, 1980
Recommends that history textbooks used in schools should be more carefully reviewed before publication and adoption. Criteria which should be applied to textbooks under review include whether the book is well-informed, concerned with historical analysis as well as historical description, and organized and written so that it helps rather than…
Descriptors: Authors, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Jennings, Francis – History Teacher, 1980
Traces interdisciplinary collaboration on American Indian history from the establishment of the United States Indian Claims Commission by the Congress in 1946. Information is presented on concerns of ethnohistorians at various periods, objectives of social science research, subject matter of various conferences on American Indians, and political…
Descriptors: American Indians, Anthropology, Educational Trends, History Instruction
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Garcia, Jesus – History Teacher, 1980
The purpose of this article is to review 10 recently published textbooks frequently used in United States history classes on the secondary level regarding their coverage of Hispanics. Findings indicated that treatment of Hispanic groups in textbooks has moved from glaring omission and superficial portrayal to depictions which are nonstereotypical…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Culture, History Instruction, Literature Reviews, Secondary Education
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Lavrin, Asuncion – History Teacher, 1981
Presents a bibliography and suggests a number of topics around which a college level history course on Latin American women could be organized. Course topics include migration of women, definition of sex roles, legal status of women, women's work and society, feminism, politics, religion, women and the family, and women's education and…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Females, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Horn, T. C. R.; Ritter, Harry – History Teacher, 1986
Describes the changes which have occurred in the study of history in the past few decades. Notes the trend toward borrowing concepts and techniques from the social sciences and humanities. Traces the origins, growth, and present status of this trend. (JDH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Historiography, History, Humanities
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