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Swanson, Ryan A. – History Teacher, 2014
This study emphasizes an often overlooked avenue of inquiry in the increasingly escalating textbook debate: What is the relationship between the instructor, the students, and the assigned text? And correspondingly, how does one go about analyzing this crucial relationship? Over the past two years, Ryan Swanson gathered data from 549 students in…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education
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Luckhardt, Courtney – History Teacher, 2014
For most students in the introductory World Civilization I course that Courtney Luckhardt teaches online, this is likely their first (and perhaps only) university history course. Persuading students that history is valuable, even just for the skills they need in critical reading and writing, is a difficult task. It is harder still when they view…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Murphree, Daniel S. – History Teacher, 2014
Taking introductory history courses and writing analytical essays are not the favorite activities of most first-year university students. Undergraduates, seemingly, would rather enroll in classes that pertain only to their majors or job-preparation regimen. If forced to take General Education Program (GEP) courses, students typically favor those…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Introductory Courses, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Eichhorn, Niels – History Teacher, 2013
Teaching survey courses at the university level can be a difficult task. The vast majority of students have to take survey classes as part of their curriculum and, as a result, bring a fair amount of resentment and/or ambivalence with them. Furthermore, many students already arrive on campus with negative opinions about history classes. This…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Introductory Courses, College Instruction, Class Activities
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Thaler, Valerie S. – History Teacher, 2013
In this article, the author offers a summary of the major research assignment she has developed for HIST 100, as well as the successes and struggles she has had along the way. The project requires students to experience research as a difficult process that demands their patience, perseverance, and assiduousness. Group work in class clearly plays…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Age Groups, Influence of Technology, Introductory Courses
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Ruswick, Brent J. – History Teacher, 2011
As a new Ph.D. preparing for his first university appointment in June 2006, the author began constructing World History I and II surveys for which his graduate training left him feeling underprepared. Among the myriad challenges, he sought to create a research assignment for general education students that would address a diverse range of…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, College Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Cole, Stephanie – History Teacher, 2010
Teaching an introductory survey course in a typical lecture hall presents a series of related obstacles. The large number of students, the size of the room, and the fixed nature of the seating tend to maximize the distance between instructor and students. That distance then grants enrolled students enough anonymity to skip class too frequently and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, United States History, History Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Trost, Jennifer – History Teacher, 2009
For many semesters, the author taught an introductory class titled "The Global Perspective: The World since World War II." In this article, she describes a successful approach she found for teaching first-year and non-major students to enjoy reading about the world and to appreciate a global perspective. She chose a source-based approach and she…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, World History, Global Approach, Teaching Methods
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Langerbein, Helmut – History Teacher, 2009
This article presents an analysis of the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall which reveals that both grew from unique political, historical, geographical, cultural, and economic circumstances. The purpose of this article is to provide new arguments for a debate that all too often has been waged with emotions, polemics, and misinformation. The…
Descriptors: World History, United States History, Introductory Courses, Foreign Countries
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Voelker, David J. – History Teacher, 2008
Many assume that studying history will mean memorizing a mass of mind-dulling minutiae. Furthermore, they mistake history as relatively clear cut, as suggested by the maxim: "It either happened or it didn't." From their point of view, historians who move beyond simple chronicling seem to be throwing around mere "opinions." Unfortunately, the…
Descriptors: Historical Interpretation, Introductory Courses, Historians, History Instruction
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Schuster, Leslie A. – History Teacher, 2008
For the past twelve years, the author has been teaching a lower division introductory historical methods course that uses active learning to introduce students to the issues and practices of historical methods, the "how to" of historical inquiry, research and writing. In her methods course, she is working to take into account the perspectives and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Historiography
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Jones, Juli A. – History Teacher, 2008
The American emphasis on utility and practicality in education was expanded over the course of the twentieth century, particularly in the development of community colleges with their dual mission of liberal arts education and vocational training. Because of their mission and their dependence on local funding and community requirements, two-year…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Citizenship, Community Colleges
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Martin, Kathleen C. – History Teacher, 2007
Many students assume that history has nothing to do with them and therefore is a waste of their time, so finding a way to get involuntary history students truly involved in a topic is always the most challenging aspect of teaching it. As passive listeners they will remember little; as active participants they will remember more and--in at least a…
Descriptors: History Instruction, College Instruction, Introductory Courses, European History
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Estes, Todd – History Teacher, 2007
In this article, the author describes a syllabus which he designed in his United States history survey courses to help his students learn to think like historians. It contains important information about the way historians work and think, along with descriptions of the reading materials the student will use to further their practice of history.…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Introductory Courses, Historians, History Instruction
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Hoover, D. Sandy – History Teacher, 2006
Students often approach history survey classes with a significant degree of dread. Nevertheless, at least one history class is required for graduation from most, if not all, universities, and most students elect to take survey courses to fulfill that requirement. Students rarely enroll in an American history class eagerly, because they anticipate…
Descriptors: United States History, Introductory Courses, Educational Technology, Popular Culture
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