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  1. It's Not the End of the World, but You Can See It from Here: The Importance of Local History in a Rural Setting

    Kim Perez & Steven Kite

    History Teacher Vol. 44, No. 2 (February 2011) pp. 261–272

    In fall 2007, the Department of History at Fort Hays State University (FHSU) began offering an undergraduate certificate of emphasis as well as a Master's degree in the field of Public History. Now... More

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  2. Retooling the Social Studies Classroom for the Current Generation

    Elizabeth K. Wilson, Vivian H. Wright, Christopher T. Inman & Lisa H. Matherson

    Social Studies Vol. 102, No. 2 (2011) pp. 65–72

    Digital technologies have changed the way students read and communicate. Subsequently, teachers must use technology to engage their students in learning. This article illustrates the value of using... More

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  3. The Virtual History Museum: Learning U.S. History in Diverse Eighth Grade Classrooms

    Cynthia M. Okolo, Carol Sue Englert, Emily C. Bouck, Anne Heutsche & Hequn Wang

    Remedial and Special Education Vol. 32, No. 5 (2011) pp. 417–428

    History is an important but often overlooked content area for all students in this current era of accountability. Yet instruction in history can help students become problem solvers and learn to... More

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  4. Playing with History: A Look at Video Games, World History and Libraries

    Cason E. Snow

    Community & Junior College Libraries Vol. 16, No. 2 (2010) pp. 128–135

    The ubiquity of video games in today's society presents unique challenges and opportunities for librarians and faculty. A significant subset of video games use historical periods as a setting, some... More

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  5. Using "History Matters" with a Ninth Grade Class

    David Kobrin

    History Teacher Vol. 34, No. 3 (May 2001) pp. 339–344

    When there is a limit on the amount of information available in a classroom, the students need to depend on the teacher as the master of information. Conversely, when accurate information is widely... More

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  6. Evaluating Websites for History Teachers: Using "History Matters" in a Graduate Seminar

    Tracey Weis

    History Teacher Vol. 34, No. 3 (May 2001) pp. 345–352

    In this article, the author describes the graduate research seminar she taught on "History and Media." Her objective for the course was to engage graduate students in an inquiry-based investigation... More

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  7. Electronic Resources and the Education of History Professionals

    William H. Mulligan

    History Teacher Vol. 34, No. 4 (August 2001) pp. 523–530

    The transforming effects of the tremendous advances in technology that have reshaped the economy and many other elements of American society have had an equally profound impact on historical... More

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  8. Toward Assessing Internet Use in the Social Studies Classroom: Developing an Inventory Based on a Review of Relevant Literature

    James M. Shiveley & Phillip J. VanFossen

    Journal of Social Studies Research Vol. 33, No. 1 (2009) pp. 1–32

    Despite the widely-held acknowledgment of the great potential of the Internet for improving social studies instruction, the available research tells us that most social studies teachers who use the... More

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  9. Constructivism as a Theoretical Foundation for the Use of Technology in Social Studies

    Peter E. Doolittle & David Hicks

    Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 31, No. 1 (2003) pp. 72–104

    The National Council for the Social Studies has explicitly advocated technology integration into the social studies classroom to transform the teaching and learning of key social studies content... More

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  10. Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers Using Digital Civic Resources

    John K. Lee

    International Journal of Social Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2006) pp. 95–110

    The need for an engaged, informed citizenry is central to the dream of democracy by Thomas Jefferson. The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) places citizenship education "at the heart... More

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  11. National History Day: Developing Digital Native Historians

    Scott Scheuerell

    History Teacher Vol. 40, No. 3 (May 2007) pp. 417–425

    Unfortunately, many students, are failing to learn history. Fifty-seven percent of high school students scored "below basic understanding" on their knowledge of United States history. Interestingly... More

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  12. Learning to Design WebQuests: An Exploration in Preservice Social Studies Education

    Alisa Bates

    Journal of Social Studies Research Vol. 32, No. 1 (2008) pp. 10–21

    Effective uses of technology in social studies methods courses is an under-researched field. This study focused on the development of WebQuests to engage teacher candidate's exploration of the... More

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  13. More Time for Powerful Social Studies: When University Social Studies Methods Faculty and Classroom Teachers Collaborate

    Ava L. McCall, Brenda Janssen & Kathy Riederer

    Social Studies Vol. 99, No. 3 (2008) pp. 135–141

    The authors focus on the collaboration between a university methods professor and two classroom teachers in teaching social studies methods as a way of bridging the gap between university... More

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  14. Faculty-Undergraduate Collaboration in Digital History at a Public Research University

    Robert Stephens & Josh Thumma

    History Teacher Vol. 38, No. 4 (August 2005) pp. 525–542

    An assistant professor and an undergraduate student--the authors--set out in August 2003 on a path that was new for both: a collaborative research project in digital history. Together, they planned... More

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  15. A "Genuine Relationship with the Actual": New Perspectives on Primary Sources, History and the Internet in the Classroom

    Michael Eamon

    History Teacher Vol. 39, No. 3 (May 2006) pp. 297–314

    The pedagogic value of using archival holdings for the teaching of history has long been appreciated. Using primary sources in the teaching of history transcends the rote learning of facts and... More

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  16. Teaching U.S. History Online: Problems and Prospects

    John F. Lyons

    History Teacher Vol. 37, No. 4 (August 2004) pp. 447–456

    The author writes that, while teaching online can be problematic, a history instructor can still create an exciting and interactive learning experience for both teacher and students. To accomplish ... More

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  17. Web-Based History Learning Environments: Helping All Students Learn and Like History

    Cynthia M. Okolo, Carol Sue Englert, Emily C. Bouck & Anne M. Heutsche

    Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 43, No. 1 (September 2007) pp. 3–11

    This article explores the benefits of the Internet to enhance history instruction for all learners. The authors describe a Web-based learning environment, the Virtual History Museum (VHM), that... More

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  18. Creating a "World of Discovery" by Thinking and Acting Globally in Social Studies: Ideas from New Zealand

    Cameron White

    Social Studies Vol. 93, No. 6 (2002) pp. 262–266

    Although many nations are struggling with social studies, especially when addressing basic goals, ideas of citizenship, and developing and understanding global perspectives, it is New Zealand that ... More

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  19. Social Studies Teachers' Use of Classroom-Based and Web-Based Historical Primary Sources

    David Hicks, Peter Doolittle & John K. Lee

    Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 32, No. 2 (2004) pp. 213–247

    A limited body of research examines the extent to which social studies teachers are actually utilizing primary sources that are accessible in traditional classroom-based formats versus web-based... More

    pp. 213-247

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  20. Dividing the Digital Divide: Instructional Use of Computers in Social Studies

    Scott W. DeWitt

    Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 35, No. 2 (2007) pp. 277–304

    This article explores the impact of social class setting on the instructional decisions made by four high school social studies teachers in utilizing computers in their classrooms. First, teachers ... More

    pp. 277-304

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