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Kiddy, Elizabeth; Woodward, Kristen T. – History Teacher, 2013
As part of a U.S. Department of Education grant to expand Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Albright College, the authors of this article, one a historian and one an artist, teamed up to teach a course called Revolutions: Art and Revolution in Latin America. In the class, they proposed to combine a studio art printmaking class with Latin…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Visual Arts, Latin American History
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Fantozzi, Victoria B. – History Teacher, 2012
One of the aspects of the combination of educator and historian that has not been thoroughly researched is the actual interaction of the instructors themselves. How do they approach this blend of content and pedagogy? How do they construct the purposes of the course? This study addresses these questions. Rather than focus on the student outcomes,…
Descriptors: Historiography, Schools of Education, Education Courses, Educational Change
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Snyder, Jeffrey W.; Hammond, Thomas C. – History Teacher, 2012
The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool for effective teacher-centered instruction, powerful student-centered instruction, and engagement in historiography. GIS tools have existed since the 1960s, but only since the 1990s have educators explored their application to social studies. Proponents expect GIS to have a dramatic impact upon…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Geographic Information Systems
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Hildebrand, Jennifer – History Teacher, 2011
In the period from roughly 1915 to 1935, many African Americans undertook an ambitious campaign to remake their image in mainstream (white) American society. This New Negro Movement (NNM)--a term that the author uses purposefully in contradistinction to "Harlem renaissance"--can be studied in the classroom, allowing history teachers to introduce…
Descriptors: African Americans, United States History, Portraiture, History Instruction
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Garran, Daniella K. – History Teacher, 2011
What could two dozen middle school students, two teachers, land surveyors, journalists, divers, college professors, lawyers, archaeologists, an author, and an 85-year old retiree possibly have in common? The answer is their insatiable quest to redefine colonial American history. From geodesy to glaciology, from geology to hydrology, from…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, United States History, Community Programs, Local History
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Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A. – History Teacher, 2009
Most students today are not able to distinguish between the notion of "race" as a social construct and the pernicious, false belief that "race" is a biological reality. The American Anthropological Association has adopted a policy that the word "race" should always be put in quotation marks because, as a social and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teaching Methods, High School Students, Middle School Students
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Dotolo, Frederick; Nicolay, Theresa – History Teacher, 2008
To address the disparity in the skills of entering students and the goals of the first-year learning community (LC) program, the authors created a series of scaffolded, or tiered, writing assignments around the concept of kingship to move students from summary to analysis to synthesis. For each assignment, the authors incorporate informal…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Inquiry, Active Learning, Critical Thinking
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Garran, Daniella K. – History Teacher, 2008
Chartered in 1994 and opened in 1996, the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School (CCLCS) was among the first charter schools in Massachusetts. CCLCS strives to foster "intellectual development, academic achievement, project based learning, interdisciplinary studies, community partnerships, environmental studies, global awareness, and an ethical…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Charter Schools, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Taylor, Julie Anne – History Teacher, 2008
Established in 1880, the University Musical Society (U.M.S.) in Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of the most innovative venues for music and the performing arts in the United States. Each season, it offers performances by renowned American and international artists. Through the society's youth education program, performers entertain and educate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Lesson Plans, Instructional Materials, Preservice Teachers
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Turk, Diana B.; Klein, Emily; Dickstein, Shari – History Teacher, 2007
In this article, the authors offer a series of strategies to help teachers integrate literature into their history and social studies classrooms without losing the flavor or essence of either the literature they are using or the history they are trying to teach. None of the presented approaches is mutually exclusive of the others, and several may…
Descriptors: Social Studies, History Instruction, Literature, Fiction
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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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Foltz, Richard C. – History Teacher, 2003
The emerging sub-field of world history is all about connections and interactions. It challenges the received treatments of history which have focused on specific regions and civilizations as if they had been discrete realities unto themselves, and reminds people that nothing happens in a vacuum. But to date world historians have not taken this…
Descriptors: World History, Physical Environment, History, Environmental Influences
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Dallmer, Denise – History Teacher, 2002
In this article, the author describes the summer institute which she planned through her involvement with the Institute for Freedom Studies at Northern Kentucky University, whose purpose is to promote interdisciplinary research, teaching and community outreach grounded in the study of the Underground Railroad. The purpose of the institute was to…
Descriptors: Local History, Civil Rights, Freedom, Transportation
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Davies, Mary Ann – History Teacher, 2001
The integrative studies model for classroom activities that the author proposes and illustrates in this article combines the chronological focus of traditional disciplines with the thematic orientation of an interdisciplinary approach. A theme or pattern acts as the vehicle for organization. Students are presented with a variety of information…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities
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White, Ann – History Teacher, 1999
Summarizes the experience of creating an interdisciplinary unit for 10th grade students in which three history and two English teachers team-taught Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," each teacher presenting one of Chaucer's characters. Discusses the students' reactions and the benefits of the unit. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, English Instruction, Grade 10, History Instruction
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