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Kulczycki, John J. – History Teacher, 2005
Over a decade ago the newsletter of the American Historical Association "Perspectives" carried a long lead article entitled "Teaching 'Eastern Europe' without the Iron Curtain." Referring to the challenge posed by the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe to the teaching of European history, the author, Larry Wolff, saw it as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Historians, Western Civilization
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Wasson, Ellis Archer – History Teacher, 2003
Free response question (FRQ) #5 in the 2002 Advanced Placement (AP) European history exam read as follows: "In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of the European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750. Use examples from at least 2 countries." This question, which is aimed at encouraging a comparative…
Descriptors: European History, Advanced Placement, Textbooks, History Instruction
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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