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Baer, Allison L. – History Teacher, 2012
This article aims to present an annotated bibliography of paired books--one fiction and one informational--about multiple topics in history and social studies that, when read together, can help support students' learning through experiencing the topic from multiple perspectives and voices. It begins with a brief rationale for pairing fiction and…
Descriptors: Books, Fiction, Nonfiction, History
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Martin, Daisy – History Teacher, 2012
In an examination of how content knowledge influenced her initial third grade social studies teaching experiences, Suzanne Wilson found that it, among other things, helped her "to hear what students say" and in her students' comments were "often...the seeds of complex and sophisticated historical ideas." She also found content…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Discipline, Teacher Educators
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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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Shortell, Catherine K.; Paddock, Troy R. E. – History Teacher, 2011
With all of the time constraints and institutional pressures that teachers face, it may seem odd to suggest using an anomalous event such as the Christmas Truce to study the first World War. However, the uniqueness of this event helps grab the attention of students and, as the authors demonstrate, can be used both to illustrate the common…
Descriptors: History Instruction, War, World History, Peace
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Marino, Michael P. – History Teacher, 2011
Research about social studies textbooks overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that these books are unpopular and often the subject of intense criticisms. These criticisms concern anything ranging from the language they employ, to the way they are utilized by teachers, to the undue influence they exert on shaping and defining curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, World History, Textbooks, Educational Change
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Fallace, Thomas D. – History Teacher, 2011
In this historical study, the author argues that the impact of the 1916 Committee on Social Studies report on the disciplinary integrity of the U.S. history curriculum in secondary schools has been greatly exaggerated. Although the history curriculum was refashioned during the 1920s and 1930s as a result of the 1916 report, many of these changes…
Descriptors: History Instruction, United States History, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational History
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Blaik-Hourani, Rida – History Teacher, 2011
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is developing its Social Studies curriculum and pedagogy for public schools. Practically speaking, teaching Social Studies in the UAE is still based on the traditional way of teaching; route memorization is the means of acquiring knowledge. In order to enhance Social Studies constructivist teaching-learning, there is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Social Studies, Educational Change, Public Schools
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Blackey, Robert – History Teacher, 2009
Learning as much as possible about what to expect and how best to select among response choices enables students to improve their scores so as to reflect more fully their knowledge and abilities, whether taking the SAT, ACT, AP history exams, multiple-choice exams in college courses, the GRE, or any other standardized examinations that include…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, State Standards, Multiple Choice Tests, Scores
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Cleary, Patricia; Neumann, David – History Teacher, 2009
In recent years, the use of primary sources in the history and social studies classroom has been increasingly promoted as a necessary and welcome practice, one designed to improve the quality of history education and to encourage student interest and engagement. Although some K-12 educators have been wary of adopting the use of primary sources,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Student Interests, Primary Sources, Historians
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Fillpot, Elise – History Teacher, 2009
Bringing history home, an elementary history curriculum and professional development project, began in 2001. As originally conceived, the project's main purpose was to move history from the margins described by Bruce VanSledright into the mainstream of the K-5 school day. Seven years later, the Bringing History Home (BHH) instructional units are…
Descriptors: United States History, Curriculum Design, Social Studies, History Instruction
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O'Brien, Joe; Hood, Jack – History Teacher, 2009
As noted by Onosko, the nature of the social studies curriculum typically results in superficial and disconnected coverage of the content with few opportunities for in-depth investigation and discussion of that content. Engaging students in a comparative study of U.S. Presidents and actions they took "to provide for the common defence"…
Descriptors: United States History, Presidents, Comparative Analysis, Holistic Approach
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Alvarez, Patricia – History Teacher, 2008
Biography has a proven track record of exciting interest in historical events. Barbara Tuchman used it extensively in her best-selling histories, considering it a "vehicle to carry the larger subject," something that "encompasses the universal in a particular... representative." Others favor biography because it "humanizes history," "personalizes…
Descriptors: Biographies, Role Playing, Class Activities, Student Attitudes
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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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