Assessing Student Understanding in Introductory Courses: A Sample Strategy
- A Conceptual Approach to the Introductory American History Course. Reinitz, Richard // Clio;Feb75, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p289
A description of the introductory U.S. history course at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is presented.
- Bridging the Gap between K-12 Teachers and Postsecondary Historians. Warren, Wilson J. // Perspectives on History;Oct2008, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p52
The article focuses on the need for improvement of communication and interaction among K-12 and postsecondary teachers of history, highlighted by the Teaching American History (TAH) program in the U.S. It relates the reports jointly sponsored by History Departments, which focus on the...
- Shifting perspectives from the North: Quebec. Ramirez, Bruno // Journal of American History;Sep92, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p477
Discusses the study and teaching of American history in Canada. Traditionally taught by American professors; Canadian Americanists; Need for a specific historiographical tradition; Needs of Canadian audiences; Duality of Canadian nationalism; More.
- The American historian in continental Europe: An Italian perspective. Vaudagna, Maurizio // Journal of American History;Sep92, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p532
Discusses the study of American history in Europe and the struggle to maintain the existence of its teaching on the continent. Lack of primary sources and books; Language barrier preventing circulation of European publications to community of American historians; Isolation of Americanists; Lack...
- THE STATE OF MONTANA VS. AMERICAN HISTORY. // American Heritage;Oct1976, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p102
This article reports that Montana secondary education supervisor Jim Burk proposed that the teaching of U.S. history be made into an elective rather than required course in Montana public elementary and high schools. The State Board of Education disregarded Burk's recommendation and voted to...
- Misremembering as Mediated Action: Schematic Narrative Templates and Elementary Students' Narration of the Past. Wills, John S. // Theory & Research in Social Education;Winter2011, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p115
The purpose of this article is to explore three fifth grade students' misremembering of the beginnings of American history as a form of mediated action, active agents using cultural tools provided by a sociocultural seting to represent and interpret the past (Wertsch, 2000). Data come from a...
- History is Written by the Learners: How Student Views Trump United States History Curricula. Wheeler, Schaun // History Teacher;Nov2007, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p9
The article proposes an alternative method for teaching U.S. history and relates the changes introduced by a teacher to the U.S. history curriculum to enable the students to enjoy the class and better understand U.S. history. The teacher dismissed two basic assumptions that promote the negative...
- IS HISTORY DEAD? // American Heritage;Dec1976, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p86
The article presents the views of noted historians Page Smith, Eugene D. Genovese and Richard M. Hunt on the importance of studying American history and the weakness of history curricula in schools in the U.S. in 1976. The three historians pointed out the factors behind the widely-perceived...
- Teaching Resources: Exploration & Colonial Genres. ROCHETTE, LAURA C.; AIETA, NICHOLAS J. // Historical Journal of Massachusetts;Spring2009, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p141
The article presents a lesson plan for U.S. history or American Studies courses.