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Sinitiere, Phillip Luke – History Teacher, 2012
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is widely known as a champion for the political rights of African Americans, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), aggressive advocate of Pan-Africanism, staunch supporter of female suffrage, and one of the creative forces behind the Harlem Renaissance. Further still, Du…
Descriptors: African American Leadership, African Americans, Reputation, Religion
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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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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2012
In a typical high school World History course, the teacher must teach thousands of years of human history in one year, thus making it the most comprehensive history course offered in school. Given the extended content requirements in a World History course, individual topics are given little time before the class must "move on" to the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, World History
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Clyde, Jerremie; Wilkinson, Glenn R. – History Teacher, 2012
The gamic mode is an innovative way of authoring scholarly history that goes beyond the printed text or digital simulations by using digital game technologies to allow the reader to interact with a scholarly argument through meaningful choice and trial and error. The gamic mode makes the way in which the past is constructed as history explicit by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Scholarship, Epistemology
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Sadlier, Sarah – History Teacher, 2012
On June 19, 1771, the young, admired captain of the Regulators, Benjamin Merrill, and 11 of his compatriots were condemned to the gallows for high treason. But what heinous actions did these men commit? What reprehensible crime would constitute such a punishment? The answer lies in the failure of the Regulator Rebellion, a prolonged conflict in…
Descriptors: Conflict, Foreign Countries, Crime, Local Government
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Shah, Aarushi H. – History Teacher, 2012
One spring afternoon, a group of young black students enter a local eating establishment with one modest desire--to sit with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee. They wait patiently, but are only served dirty looks, cold shoulders, and some choice words. Such an experience was not uncommon in Chicago in the early 1940s. Segregation, though illegal,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, African Americans, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights Legislation
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Shaffer, Robert – History Teacher, 2011
The chapters on the 1960s and early 1970s in recent editions of secondary-level United States history textbooks have done an impressive job in getting beyond the traditional political narratives of presidential administrations to include the movements of protest and reform based on citizen activism. But despite their laudable efforts to broaden…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Textbooks, United States History
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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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Mitchell, Melissa Buelow – History Teacher, 2011
The Integrative Model of instruction engages students in critical thinking while providing history teachers with an instructional strategy other than a traditional lecture format. The Integrative Model was used to develop an interactive lesson titled "The Formation of American Political Parties: Federalist versus Anti-federalist." This article…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Politics, Teaching Models, Secondary School Teachers
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Marcketti, Sara B. – History Teacher, 2011
Learner-centered instruction is principally rooted in the constructivist learning theory. It has gained particular traction in education fields and is most often associated with the work of John Dewey. The purpose of the current study was to identify effective, learner-centered strategies in history of dress courses. This practice-driven study was…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Clothing, Learning Strategies, Active Learning
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Slate, Nico – History Teacher, 2011
As a young child, Barack Obama learned about the civil rights movement from his mother. Obama's mother strove to instill in her multiracial son pride in being more than just literally African American. There is much to learn from Obama's history, understood both as the story of his life and as what Obama himself has said about his past and the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Civil Rights, Mothers, Presidents
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Alkana, Linda Kelly – History Teacher, 2011
Over nine years earlier, on September 11, 2001, the author was concerned about how young people would come to understand what came to be called "9/11." The particular history class she was teaching then and for the nine years following is a Critical thinking history class that stresses the facts and evidence that historians use, and emphasizes the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Terrorism, United States History, History Instruction
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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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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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Leeson, D. M. – History Teacher, 2011
As every history professor soon discovers, undergraduates often have trouble writing effective openings for their book reviews and research papers. some students hand in essays that begin with anodyne general pronouncements ("throughout history, some things have changed, while others have remained the same"), while others hand in essays without…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Writing (Composition), Historians, Content Area Writing
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