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Muresianu, John – History Teacher, 1984
Surveyed is the recent historiography of the moral dimensions of war, revolution, slavery, and cultural decline, showing gaps that need to be filled and pointing to pioneering works of moral history written mostly by nonhistorians. The outline of a new moral history is sketched and implications for higher education suggested. (RM)
Descriptors: Culture, Educational Needs, Ethical Instruction, Ethics
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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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Howard, Michael – History Teacher, 1982
Discusses how professional historians can make history relevant to college students who are not majoring in history. History teachers should stress the importance of not making generalizations based on inadequate facts. Teachers should help students understand the beliefs and assumptions which hold societies together and the need to understand and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Higher Education, History Instruction, Nonmajors
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Poltorak, David I. – History Teacher, 1991
Discusses the importance of television in history and citizenship education in Soviet schools. Describes studies dealing with the effects of mass communications media on the educational process. Urges the integration of subject matter conveyed to students via television with that acquired in the classroom to foster development of theoretical…
Descriptors: Audience Participation, Citizenship Education, Creative Thinking, Current Events
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Marty, Myron – History Teacher, 1982
Reviews Frances FitzGerald's book, "America Revised," and discusses FitzGerald's critique of recent revisions in secondary-level U.S. history textbooks. The author advocates the implementation of a core curriculum for U.S. history which emphasizes political and local history. (AM)
Descriptors: Local History, Political Influences, Secondary Education, Textbook Content
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Peters, Edward; And Others – History Teacher, 1988
Includes three papers from a panel on the teaching of medieval legal history held at 1985 American Society for Legal History: (1) "Medieval Legal History in the Core Curriculum" (J. Muldoon; D. Humphries); (2) "Teaching Early Medieval Law: A Comparative Approach" (J.A. Brundage); and (3) "Medieval Law and Society: An…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Barzun, Jacques – History Teacher, 1986
The text of a presentation at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in April, 1986, this article presents the author's observations on the nature of history instruction in the United States from the early 1900s to the present. Criticizes many recent trends in scholarship and instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Global Approach, Higher Education