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Westhoff, Laura M. – History Teacher, 2012
In this essay, the author offers her experiences teaching a methods course at the University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL), "U.S. History for the Secondary Classroom" (History 4013), in order to foster discussion of how history educators might find ways to close the gap between history content and pedagogy. The author focuses…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, History, Methods Courses, History Instruction
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Fehn, Bruce R.; Schul, James E. – History Teacher, 2011
Today's students grow up in a technological milieu of hand-held computers with high storage capacities, internet access, and the ability to shoot high definition photographs and video. As such, they are empowered to construct representations of the past virtually "on the run." In this article, the authors investigated the historical "and"…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Documentaries, Film Production, Secondary Education
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Blaszak, Barbara J. – History Teacher, 2010
The author is always looking for material to use in her campaign to end the educational "back-atcha" cycle. It is a multi-generational process, wherein unsophisticated fact-centered high school instruction turns out students resilient against understanding historical discipline despite their college courses; these students then go on to…
Descriptors: Historiography, Critical Thinking, History Instruction, College Instruction
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Dennehy, Kristine – History Teacher, 2008
According to the California Department of Education's Curriculum Framework, the secondary curriculum for grades nine through twelve is geared toward students who are beginning "to develop [an] abstract understanding of historical causality--the often complex patterns of relationships between historical events, their multiple antecedents, and…
Descriptors: World History, Social Systems, Policy Analysis, Course Content
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Glendinning, Matt – History Teacher, 2005
Facts, or skills? Content, or process? Teachers of history and social studies teachers often lock horns over these questions, trying to define the nature of their field and its role in secondary education. Teachers of history often focus on content, presenting the past as a series of important people and events, an accumulated cultural lore that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Archaeology, Social Studies, History Instruction
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Hillis, Peter – History Teacher, 2005
Recent changes in the history syllabi stress the importance of developing an investigative/enquiry method of learning involving the framing of questions, subsequent research, and the presentation of findings. Scotland has made several attempts to assess not only the end result (the paper) but also the process itself and now uses an extended essay…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, History Instruction
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Scappini, Robert A. – History Teacher, 2004
Today, urban high schools are faced with a variety of pressures that are competing for attention within the classroom. These pressures come from a variety of sources and for a variety of reasons. The situation may involve students who arrive in the classroom unable to read or write at grade level and who display a wide variety of educational…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary Education, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Horton, Paul – History Teacher, 2000
Believes that all students should focus on the interpretation of documents in the secondary history curriculum. Describes a unit where students learn to interpret the events of the "battle" of Fort Pillow (Tennessee) that was the most controversial engagement of the Civil War. Provides background information on the battle of Fort Pillow. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Strategies, Historic Sites
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Betterly, Jack – History Teacher, 2000
Discusses the inadequate justifications for teaching world history and addresses the author's justifications for teaching world history. Describes important considerations when teaching world history to all levels. Offers seven practices useful for teachers, such as the importance of discussions and to look at trends, periods, or developments…
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Global Approach
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Shedd, John – History Teacher, 2000
Asserts that history departments in undergraduate programs should train secondary social studies teachers. Asserts that history professors are content experts and previously may have been successful secondary teachers, willing to experiment with teaching methods. Discusses how history departments can train secondary social studies teachers. (CMK)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Departments, Higher Education
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Whitman, Glenn – History Teacher, 2000
Presents an oral history project for high school students who are asked to select a non-related person to interview about a period or event in U.S. history, write a biography, and give a final public presentation on the interview. Includes a copy of the rubric in the appendix. (CMK)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational Strategies, Interviews, Oral History
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Wallace, Mark – History Teacher, 2000
Reports on the changes, and the process of how the changes occurred, in the social studies core curriculum within the Gateway School District, located outside the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Focuses on the creation of the integrated U.S. and world history courses. Includes the curriculum themes and topics. (CMK)
Descriptors: Civics, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades
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Rothschild, Eric – History Teacher, 2000
Provides historical information on the Document-Based Question (DBQ) that has been a part of the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history examination since 1973. Focuses on the effects that DBQ had on course content and teaching methods. Addresses the new changes made with the redesign of the DBQ in 1982. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Educational Change
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Stovel, John E. – History Teacher, 2000
Provides background information on the Document Based Question (DBQ) that is part of both the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. and European history examinations. Includes an example of the process involved in analyzing documents during the AP examination. Discusses teaching techniques that can be used for the DBQ with the purpose of improving student…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Strategies, Equivalency Tests
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Lurie, Maxine N. – History Teacher, 2000
Warns against the declining standards of the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. history examination and the AP program. Focuses on the problems that occur in maintaining high standards and the practive of teaching to the test in AP courses. Discusses who does grade and who should grade the AP examinations. (CMK)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Faculty, Equivalency Tests
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