The History Teacher
Volume 45, No. 1
Front Matter | Back Matter
Teaching the Great War through Peace
by Catherine K. Shortell and Troy R. E. Paddock
THE CRAFT OF TEACHING
Teaching and Learning Competent Historical Documentary Making: Lessons from National History Day Winners
by Bruce R. Fehn and James E. Schul
The Value of Writing "How-to" Books in High School World History and Geography Class
by Kathryn Jones and Peggy Daisey
The Book Project: Engaging History Majors in Undergraduate Research
by Robert P. Stephens, Kathleen W. Jones, and Mark V. Barrow, Jr.
NOTES AND COMMENTS
How Histories Begin: A Note on the Writing of Openings
by D. M. Leeson
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY 2011 PRIZE ESSAYS
by Jane Dabel, The History Teacher
"Just Plain Murder": Public Debate and Corporate Diplomacy in Donora's Fight for Clean Air
by Gabe Schroeder, Senior Division
That Settles It: The Debate and Consequences of The Homestead Act of 1862
by Hannah L. Anderson, Junior Division
Full Reviews Section
Blom, Philipp. A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment
by Robert H. Blackman
Bowman, Shearer Davis. At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis
by John H. Monnett
Charpin, Dominique. Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia
by John P. Nielsen
Dennis, Matthew. Seneca Possessed: Indians, Witchcraft, and Power in the Early American Republic
by Thomas J. Lappas
Lepore, Jill. The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History
by Robert Shaffer
Loveman, Brian. No Higher Law: American Foreign Policy and the Western Hemisphere since 1776
by Micah Wright
May, Elaine Tyler. America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation
by Barbara Winslow
Rabe, Stephen G. John F. Kennedy: World Leader
by David Neumann
Richardson, Heather Cox. Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre
by Angela Firkus
Smale, Robert L. "I Sweat the Flavor of Tin": Labor Activism in Early Twentieth-Century Bolivia
by Angus Wright
Smith, Catherine and Elizabeth Pleck. Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England
by Jon E. Purmont
Snyder, Timothy. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
by Joshua First
Warren, Adam. Medicine and Politics in Colonial Peru: Population Growth and the Bourbon Reforms
by Jose Mendez
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Hannah L. Anderson is 13 years old and attends eighth grade at Thomas Edison Charter School in North Logan, Utah. She began competing in the National History Day program in sixth grade and quickly found that she enjoyed the challenge of writing historical research papers. She is particularly interested in researching nineteenth-century American history. She is grateful for the research and writing skills she has learned from this experience. She plans to become a marine biologist.
Mark V. Barrow, Jr. is a Professor and Chair of History at Virginia Tech and author of Nature's Ghost: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology.
Peggy Daisey is a Professor of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Bruce R. Fehn (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, American History) is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Social Studies Education at the University of Iowa. Fehn's publications have appeared in the Journal of Women's History, Labor History, Theory and Research in Social Education, and elsewhere. Presently, he is investigating whether and how desktop documentary making provides a medium through which special education students might compose warranted, source-based accounts of past events or developments.
Kathleen W. Jones is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech and author of Taming the Troublesome Child: American Families, Child Guidance, and the Limits of Psychiatric Authority.
Kathryn Jones is a Teacher of Social Studies at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
D. M. Leeson is an Assistant Professor of Modern European History at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His first book, The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
Troy R. E. Paddock (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley) is a Professor of EuropeanHistory at Southern Connecticut State University. He has taught courses in Western Civilization, nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, and historical methodology. He has published on propaganda and the First World War.
Gabe Schroeder is a student at St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, and placed first in the Senior Division of the 2011 National History Day Historical Paper Competition.
James E. Schul (Ph.D., University of Iowa, Social Studies Education) is an Assistant Professor of Education at Ohio Northern University. Schul has published articles in The International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, THEN, The Social Studies, and elsewhere. He is currently studying how and why desktop documentary making is employed by history teachers in a general education setting.
Catherine K. Shortell earned her B.S. in History and Secondary Education in 2009 at Southern Connecticut State University, where she completed her honors thesis in modern German History under the advisement of Dr. Troy Paddock. Currently, she teaches Contemporary Global Issues and Technology in Wallingford Adult Education's High School Credit Diploma program, and she is designing the curricula for Twentieth-Century Global History and History of Technology.
Robert P. Stephens is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech and author of Germans on Drugs: The Complications of Modernization in Hamburg.