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Kuehn, Elaine – History Teacher, 1982
Describes computer assisted instruction in social history to teach college students to use the resources and methods of the quantitative historian. Using commercially available prepared data sets, students analyze empirical data such as parish records, census data, and other civil records on the European family. (RM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, European History, Family Life
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Chapman, Anne – History Teacher, 1979
Suggests ways to incorporate women's history into the basic European history course by giving examples of specific content, classroom techniques, and resources that teachers can use to develop their own approaches. (Author)
Descriptors: Employed Women, European History, Females, Feminism
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Farmer, Edward L. – History Teacher, 1985
As a counter to Europocentric views, a comparative approach should be used to study the history of European civilization in the premodern period. A framework for considering European history in comparison to that of three other civilizations is presented. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, European History, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Moore, John C. – History Teacher, 1991
Recommends that teachers present the years 1000 to 1750 as the "Traditional Europe" period, rather than as a combination of several periods. Identifies shared religious, intellectual, and artistic traditions; landed aristocracy; a peasant economic base; and an urban mercantile class as the era's distinctive characteristics. (DK)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, History Instruction, Medieval History
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McNeill, William H. – History Teacher, 1985
The assumption that European dominion was uninterrupted is an error of perspective. Europe did have its eras of world leadership and world dominion. But in-between were longer periods when other peoples in other parts of the earth exercised skills and organized collective effort far more successfully than the Europeans. (RM)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, History Instruction, Leadership
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Birken, Lawrence – History Teacher, 1992
Discusses opposing tendencies in the interpretation of Western Civilization. Describes the expanded definition that includes Byzantine and Islamic cultures as heirs of the Greco-Roman cultures. Suggests that a limited definition of Western culture will facilitate a problems approach, emphasize diversity among cultures, and integrate the classical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, European History, Higher Education, Historiography
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Wegner, Gregory P. – History Teacher, 1992
Examines the Marxist-Leninist curriculum assumptions about history instruction in East German schools on the legacy of Nazism. Suggests that questions raised to legitimize history instruction for East German students are relevant for students in capitalist countries. Discusses Hitler's rise to power, Soviet contributions to defeat fascism,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Research, European History
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Schwartz, Donald – History Teacher, 1990
Explores the rationale for including the Holocaust in the social studies curriculum and analyzes how aspects can be introduced at elementary grade levels. Outlines course objectives for studying the Holocaust that are relevant to major issues in social studies. Notes 34 states do not require world history courses and textbook content is uneven.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnocentrism
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Fritz, Stephen G. – History Teacher, 1990
Examines the influence of Karl Marx's writings on Adolf Hitler, and asks whether there was a causal nexus between Russian and Nazi atrocities. Uses primary sources as a method for historical comparison. Compares Hitler's writings on antisemitism with those of Marx. (NL)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, European History, Foreign Countries, Genocide
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Daniels, Robert V. – History Teacher, 1990
Maintains the contemporary political Soviet scene poses a major intellectual challenge to Western Sovietology. Analyzes reforms of the Gorbachev era and traces the development of change and the concepts of glasnost and perestroika. Discusses recent policies, problems, and strategies. Views revolution as a prolonged process. (NL)
Descriptors: Decentralization, European History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy
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Cassler, Robert – History Teacher, 1990
Describes creating for the National Archives Public Education Department a historical drama, "Second in the Realm," based on the story of the Magna Carta. Demonstrates the effectiveness of historical drama as a teaching tool. Explains the difficulties of writing such dramas and provides guidelines for overcoming these problems. (NL)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Drama, European History, Higher Education
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Langlois, Claude – History Teacher, 1990
Outlines revisionist interpretations of the French Revolution that challenged the dominant historiographical tradition during the 1950s and 1960s. Distinguishes four central characteristics of revisionist works. Identifies a key split in current French Revolution historiography between reflection on nineteenth-century…
Descriptors: European History, Hermeneutics, Historiography, Intellectual History
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Diehl, James M. – History Teacher, 1989
Analyzes how Germans viewed defeat after the two world wars, and how these perceptions influenced subsequent political developments. Compares questions of guilt and responsibility following the two wars. Examines the growth of democracy, its defeat after World War I, and success after World War II. Discusses the influences of the occupation…
Descriptors: Democracy, European History, History, International Crimes
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Kalfus, Richard – History Teacher, 1990
Analyzes primary document from German Holocaust period in which German bureaucrats described in euphemistic terms the murder of the Jews. Illustrates how the document can be used as a teaching aid by having students replace the euphemisms using words with their intended meaning, and reading it aloud in class. References include sources of…
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Assignments, Class Activities, College Students
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Birn, Raymond – History Teacher, 1990
Reviews works of cultural historians of the French Revolution. Analyzes interpretations of what constituted "the people" in three late eighteenth-century sources: Diderot's "Encyclopedie," contemporary political pamphlets, and Louis-Sebastien Mercier's vignettes of Parisian street life. Contends representation of "the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Cultural Influences, European History, Foreign Countries
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