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Parham, Claire Puccia – History Teacher, 2014
For The past two years, Siena College and Loyola International College for Diversity and Sustainability (LCDS), formerly Loyola International College, have jointly taught a comparative Canadian/ U.S. history class. Concordia University, an English language university, has more than 46,000 students and offers 433 undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, College Instruction, Higher Education
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Morin, Erica A. – History Teacher, 2013
As a graduate instructor for HIST 152: United States Since 1877, the author structures the entire course around the motif of the newspaper. She models her curriculum after the newspaper both visually and symbolically and uses it as a theme throughout the class. The newspaper is not a gimmick or cliche, but rather a recurring stylistic theme, an…
Descriptors: United States History, Course Descriptions, Class Activities, Learning Activities
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Volk, Steven S. – History Teacher, 2013
For the author, teaching history has become a double challenge: to help students understand both "History" (the narrative crafted by the historian, based on documentation, supported by previous scholarship, and bound together through logical argument) and "history" (the real events that occupied real lives that are largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Student Journals, Historians
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Sueyoshi, Amy – History Teacher, 2013
While whiteness studies at most institutions aims to expose the persistence of white supremacy to a disbelieving audience, whiteness studies within the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) at San Francisco State University (SFSU) begins with the assumption that racism still exists. The course then traces how whiteness is constructed and fortified to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Whites, Power Structure, Racial Bias
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Kane, Robert G. – History Teacher, 2010
Once adapted to the context of the classroom, the tenets of successful counterinsurgency offer teachers a potent intellectual framework for conceptualizing teachers' efforts to build effective active learning communities together with their students. In this article, the author describes a counterinsurgency analogy that shares essential features…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, History Instruction
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Quirin, James A. – History Teacher, 2009
World history has become part of the "revolution in historical studies" since the 1960s, and a fast-growing area of college teaching in recent years. This article reports the author's research on his own world history-based course at Fisk University under the rubric of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). This SoTL research suggests…
Descriptors: Scholarship, World History, Global Approach, Case Studies
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Trost, Jennifer – History Teacher, 2009
For many semesters, the author taught an introductory class titled "The Global Perspective: The World since World War II." In this article, she describes a successful approach she found for teaching first-year and non-major students to enjoy reading about the world and to appreciate a global perspective. She chose a source-based approach and she…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, World History, Global Approach, Teaching Methods
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Rogers, William B.; Martyn, Terese – History Teacher, 2008
The number of books published on the American Civil War has been remarkable. According to the 2002 edition of "The Civil War Desk Reference" by the Library of Congress," at least 50,000 books and pamphlets on the Civil War have been published since the 1860's." Consequently, history instructors have to confront the difficult task of selecting a…
Descriptors: Textbooks, War, Classification, Journal Articles
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Greenberg, Daniel J. – History Teacher, 2008
For educators, the anti-globalization movement has created a literature of opposition which offers enhanced opportunities for teaching critical analysis of neo-liberal political economy. The movement also aids those who wish to teach how First World wealth and privilege is functionally related to Third World poverty and underdevelopment. The…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Development, Travel, Citizenship
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Hillis, Peter – History Teacher, 2007
Raising attainment has become an over-riding concern for politicians and educational administrators on both sides of the Atlantic. The public perception, often generated by adverse reports in the media, is of declining educational standards. However, it is often difficult to compare standards across time and between countries since assessments do…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Academic Standards, Advanced Courses, Student Attitudes
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Estes, Todd – History Teacher, 2007
In this article, the author describes a syllabus which he designed in his United States history survey courses to help his students learn to think like historians. It contains important information about the way historians work and think, along with descriptions of the reading materials the student will use to further their practice of history.…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Introductory Courses, Historians, History Instruction
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Eisenberg, Ellen – History Teacher, 2005
Over the last several decades, undergraduate history instruction has increasingly emphasized efforts to engage students in hands-on historical research. Texts that present students with sets of primary sources for analysis are now widely available. These texts strive to build students' research and analytical skills, and engage them in the…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Introductory Courses, Historians, Research Projects
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Tsao, Ting Man – History Teacher, 2005
In 1999, the City University of New York (CUNY) abolished remedial programs in its four-year colleges and began to rely on standardized test scores as criteria both for exiting remediation and for admission to bachelor's programs. By doing that, the university has in effect eradicated its three-decade-old "open admissions" policy, argue…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Standardized Tests, Social History, Open Enrollment
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Shaffer, Kirwin R. – History Teacher, 2004
The history teacher frequently struggles to find classroom sources that are not only insightful, but also challenge students to be interpretative and imaginative about the past. As an instructional tool, popular culture can do all of these while reflecting the cultural impulses emanating from a particular country or region. To this end, the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, College Instruction, Popular Culture, World History
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Dzuris, Linda – History Teacher, 2003
The folk songs and ballads of early America describe life as experienced by the common people. They were sung within the family, by neighbors and at gatherings of larger communities. The stories told were carried in the memories of those who heard them. Once a strictly aural and oral tradition, the words came to be written down, and the surviving…
Descriptors: United States History, Singing, Oral Tradition, Interdisciplinary Approach
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