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History Teacher, 2013
The author of this essay argues that historians should join their colleagues in the sciences in creating supportive environments for undergraduate research. Despite the apparent hurdles to overcome, historians can devise effective undergraduate research experiences that mimic those occurring in the chemistry, biology, and psychology labs across…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, European History
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Karn, Alexander – History Teacher, 2012
Most teachers hope to make a difference in the lives of their students, but whether they accomplish this with any regularity is often left unclear. With a topic like the Holocaust, the stakes are greatly raised. In this essay, the author discusses the place of the Holocaust in the liberal arts. He argues that the content of Holocaust education…
Descriptors: Jews, Historians, Liberal Arts, Epistemology
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Shedd, John A. – History Teacher, 2007
One of the most challenging problems faced by teachers of history is how to give voice to the vast majority of people who lived in the past. People's knowledge of history tends to center on the great and important because they are tied to extant written records, almost all of which were produced by and/or about people of high stature in society.…
Descriptors: European History, Social Status, Textbooks, Historians
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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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McNeill, William H. – History Teacher, 1985
Recounts the life and writings of noted U. S. historian, Carl Becker. Provides an analysis of his influence on the academic study of European history in the United States. (JDH)
Descriptors: European History, Higher Education, Historians, Historiography