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Schrum, Kelly; Rosenzweig, Roy – Social Education, 2001
Describes the Web site, "History Matters," by focusing on each of the site's separate sections. Explains that "History Matters" offers links to Web sites, primary sources, information on teaching resources for social studies teachers, and links teachers to experts in the social studies field and to other professional development materials. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Campanella, Alfred J., Ed. – Social Education, 1984
A compilation of nine social studies activities suitable for immediate application in the classroom includes teaching ideas for middle school, secondary school, and college teachers. Activities include the use of (1) geographic skills to understand the use of solar radiation and available wind power, (2) questions to help students understand…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning
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Morrissett, Irving – Social Education, 1977
Survey results of 440 educators who designated preference for one of these social studies approaches: history, experience, critical thinking, social science, involvement. Although critical thinking was the first preference, over 70 percent of the teachers expressed belief that history was the most frequently used approach in American public…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, History Instruction, Secondary Education
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Kirkendall, Richard S. – Social Education, 1976
The author stresses a need for increased history instruction in schools, better teacher training in the field, and more positive attitudes toward its merits within the classroom as well as outside. Education must relate the present to sets of historical experiences in the past. (AV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends
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Kownslar, Allan O. – Social Education, 1976
Reasons for the current unpopularity of history courses include lack of innovative teaching methods, too much stress on factual data, and lack of information about the post-1937 era. Questions to stimulate teachers of history are offered in cognitive, affective, and evaluation areas. (AV)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hickman, Warren L. – Social Education, 1979
Traces the development of undergraduate history courses at the university level. Notes that history has declined from a broad field of interest, which provided perspective to students majoring in other disciplines, to a field of increasing fragmentation and specialization. Contends that this reflects the interest of the faculty rather than student…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Declining Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends
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Blackey, Robert – Social Education, 1981
The author, a former chief reader for Advanced Placement European History, provides secondary school and college instructors with criteria for constructing essay examinations. Topics include goals, language/wording, directions, sequence of questions, breadth versus specificity, compare and contrast questions, quotations, dates, and current events.…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, History Instruction
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 1996
Provides an introduction and overview to Web sites containing information on the U.S. Civil War. Briefly reviews some of the more interesting sites, including "Personal Documents," and "Selected Statistics on Slavery." Includes a look at a Web site containing an array of social studies lesson plans. (MJP)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment
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Whelan, Michael – Social Education, 1995
Criticizes the very notion of national standards for history. Maintains that the interpretative nature of historical study does not lend itself to the establishment of a single set of curricular standards. Argues that the most effective means of improving history instruction is to improve education for history teachers. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bias, Conservatism, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the problem of ethnocentrism in the educational system of the United States. Suggests that knowledge needs to be redefined to reflect a multicultural view of the world rather than reflecting an "us against them" outlook. Argues that the humanities need to be decentered so that minority students are not alienated. (DK)
Descriptors: Blacks, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Tatum, Beverly Daniel – Social Education, 1992
Discusses the development of racial identity in African-American students. Describes different strategies of minority students to get along in white schools. Includes racelessness, immersion, and oppositional identity. Suggests that academic success is viewed by the African-American student's peers as trying to be white. Argues that the curriculum…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black History, Black Students, Curriculum Enrichment
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Gross, Susan Hill – Social Education, 1987
Shows how the inclusion of women's history can change views of the past and how these new perceptions can be used with students to demonstrate the complexity of historical investigations. Provides examples of how women's history changes perceptions of colonialism, wars, and revolutions. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Feminism, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Grambs, Jean Dresden – Social Education, 1987
Maintains that indifference, inertia, and ideology have kept much of the new scholarship about women out of current courses and textbooks. Speculates on reasons for this resistance to change. (JDH)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Cohen, Robert – Social Education, 1995
Maintains that criticism of the National History Standards is inaccurate and politically motivated. Claims that conservatives value history instruction as an inculcation of patriotism rather than a search for truth. Praises the Standards as fair, insightful, and useful. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bias, Conservatism, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Benoit, Bob; Braun, Joseph A., Jr. – Social Education, 1988
Describes a model for studying and identifying revolution condensed from Crane Brinton's "Anatomy of Revolution." Explains how the characteristics of the model can be applied to hypothetical, historical, and contemporary situations. Outlines the teaching sequence, illustrating how students are taught a historical model and how to apply…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), High Schools, Higher Education, History
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