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Harison, Casey – History Teacher, 2002
This article considers the "myths" and negative images of the French Revolution which were fashioned in the United States by examining interpretations found in nineteenth and twentieth-century American school texts. The texts are part of the Floyd Family Collection at Indiana State University, representing books used in Indiana schools,…
Descriptors: Historiography, European History, Textbooks, Conflict
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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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Waters, Christopher M. – History Teacher, 1975
By integrating games, simulations, novels, and media into a systematic methodology and applying it to a specific era or problem in history, undergraduate students relived an era in time and gained a greater understanding of the topic. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Experience, European History, Higher Education
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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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Colaiaco, James A. – History Teacher, 1983
Discussed is how G. M. Young's historical essay, "Victorian England: Portrait of an Age," is a reflection of its time and of the abiding cultural concerns of Young's intellectual life. (RM)
Descriptors: Biographies, Content Analysis, European History, Higher Education
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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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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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Wall, Irwin M. – History Teacher, 1987
Examines the French Popular Front of 1936 as a vehicle to investigate the turbulent decade of the 1930s. Reviews current historiography and discusses various facets of Leon Blum's government, examining the interrelationship of major economic and political forces. Concludes that the French Left still faces Blum's dilemma of implementing socialism…
Descriptors: Economic Change, European History, Higher Education, Historiography
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Langdon, John W. – History Teacher, 1986
Examines studies of Fritz Fischer's works (1961 and 1969) concerning Germany's responsibility for World War I and the influence of this work upon later interpretations. Presents an integrated interpretation of the causes of the war based upon recent research findings. (RKM)
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Historiography
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Stromberg, Roland N. – History Teacher, 1986
Analyzes previous interpretations concerning the French Revolution. Discusses several weaknesses of the Marxist views in light of recent philosophical and sociological thinking about social change. (RKM)
Descriptors: Change, Conflict, European History, Foreign Countries
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