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Kelly Schrum; Sophia Abbot; Allie Loughry; D. Chase J. Catalano – History Teacher, 2024
College expansion throughout the twentieth century was accompanied by the growth of a profession centered on supporting student learning and development. Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) programs multiplied across the United States to train these professionals with a focus on administration, leadership, and student affairs. As…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Courses
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Amanda I. Seligman; Jaclyn J. Kelly – History Teacher, 2024
This paper is based on the first two iterations of the Twitter reenactment in "History 450: The Growth of Metropolitan Milwaukee," taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in Fall 2020 and 2021. According to the authors, they did not come up with the Twitter reenactment as a pedagogical tool on their own. This paper…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, History Instruction, Role Playing, Social Media
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Aguilera, Jocelyn Isabel – History Teacher, 2023
Examining the political activism of high school students provides a window to fully understand the rich history and resistance of young people of color from South Central Los Angeles who blazed the trail in many crucial battles during the civil rights era. Researching John C. Fremont High School's history shows that the high school reflects a…
Descriptors: Activism, High School Students, Females, Minority Groups
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deGuzman, Jean-Paul R. Contreras – History Teacher, 2023
"Why do people hate history classes?" That is a common question that the author, like countless other history instructors, poses to his students on the first day of class. From a recent survey of the author's "Introduction to Asian American History" course, which the author has taught at the University of California, Los…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, United States History, Museums, History Instruction
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Kokozos, Michael – History Teacher, 2023
As a Social Studies teacher and LGBTQ+ educator, the author has explored and critiqued the shortcomings of inclusion in education, especially by exposing curricular patterns that neglect or oversimplify the identities of queer individuals, if not erase them altogether. Through leading workshops, the author has learned about the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, United States History, Social Studies, Inclusion
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Patricia Juárez-Dappe – History Teacher, 2023
During the past decade, interest in chocolate and its history has increased significantly. Following on this trend, a vast number of books dealing with chocolate have appeared in different publishing venues, both academic and nonacademic. Similarly, some instructors have included units that study the commodity or, in some rare instances, have…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Cultural Context, Course Descriptions
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Laura Civillico – History Teacher, 2023
A pioneer for women's rights and a prominent pop culture icon in a striking white collar, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is best known for her work on the bench; her fiery dissents and scathing arguments are legendary. Ginsburg's legal work in the 1970s marked a major advancement for women's rights, driven by the novel legal strategy she developed to…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Court Litigation, Sex Role, Gender Discrimination
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Caitlin C. Monroe – History Teacher, 2023
In this article, the author describes their class, titled "The World in A Year: A Global History of 1948," that was created to give students exposure to a set of events that, when scaffolded strategically, highlighted themes and processes featured in most global history courses: imperialism, environmental change, social hierarchy,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, World History, Undergraduate Students, Global Approach
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Mairi Cowan; Christoph Richter – History Teacher, 2023
Food is perfectly positioned to link students' lives to the deep and broad historical forces around them. Like everybody else, students procure and consume food on a daily basis, use it to mark special occasions, share it with friends, enjoy or dispute it with families, all perhaps without ever considering its potential for historical analysis.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Food, Ecology, Undergraduate Study
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Henry Jones – History Teacher, 2023
Frederick Jackson Turner's "frontier thesis," described the frontier as the lifeblood of American ideals and warned that the frontier's closing would mean the factors that once enabled America to prosper could no longer be relied on in the century ahead. Boy scouting was shaped by a similar nostalgia for the vanishing frontier as well as…
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Males, Extracurricular Activities, Progressive Education
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Stebbins, Abigail; Van Haren, Kate – History Teacher, 2023
As former elementary classroom teachers and current teacher educators, the authors teach, research, and advocate for anti-oppressive elementary social studies education. In their current role as teacher educators, they consider it our responsibility and mission to facilitate a social studies methods course that prepares pre-service teachers (PSTs)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies, Primary Sources
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Cox, Darrin; Bauer-Leffler, Simon – History Teacher, 2023
Living history, and/or reenactment, brings the lives and experiences of a past age into the modern era to provide a contextualized interpretation of long-gone cultures. Academic literature suggests that presentations by properly trained living historians at historical sites and museums are connected to more positive visitor experience and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Knowledge Level
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Traille, Kay – History Teacher, 2023
"Isn't this just common sense? I don't see the point of having to read this," a student in a pre-service introductory methods class groaned. In another class, a student questioned why so much space in an article was devoted to race, stating that it seemed unnecessary and was "common sense." While the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Justice, Race, Preservice Teacher Education
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Bagerius, Henric; Dahl, Izabela A.; Engren, Jimmy – History Teacher, 2023
The purpose of this article is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of using students' personal narratives of the past as a vehicle and catalyst for learning history. The point of departure is a research project entitled "My Historical Backpack," conducted at Örebro University in Sweden since the fall of 2016. The project is a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, College School Cooperation
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Alexander, David Ross – History Teacher, 2023
It was a quest that began over three decades ago when the author began teaching at the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute (OSCVI) in 1984. The school had a long, storied history dating back to 1856 when it first opened its doors to students from Owen Sound and the surrounding area. As a teacher of a survey course in Canadian history…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, War, Death
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