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Historical Methods

1988 Volume 21, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. The Crisis in History: Its Pedagogical Implications

    Nancy Fitch

    Discusses the problems of quantitative social history during the 1970s, stating that if properly taught, quantitative social history could and should play a central role in contemporary education... More

    pp. 104-11

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  2. Teaching Historical Research Skills to Undergraduates: Thoughts on Microcomputers and the Classroom

    Myron P. Gutmann

    Discusses how computers are used to teach historical research. Describes an honors course at University of Texas (Austin) taught by the author that presents the computer as a tool rather than an... More

    pp. 112-20

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  3. Teaching United States History with the Great American History Machine

    David W. Miller & John Modell

    Describes the Great American History Machine (GAHM) software, stating that it is a powerful tool for interactively accessing and exploring county-level census and election data. Outlines a course... More

    pp. 121-34

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  4. Using History to Teach Microcomputers

    Janice L. Reiff

    Traces the evolution of a microcomputer literacy course at Northwestern University and the implementation of a lab section that used historical content to teach computers. Describes the software... More

    pp. 135-39

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