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The uses of economics in an integrated cluster
History Teacher
  • William M. Abbott, Fairfield University
  • Kathryn Nantz, Fairfield University
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An effective way to teach history is to "cluster" courses around certain team-taught themes or subjects. One way to make economic history come alive for business majors is to have both history and economics instructors team teach the course. This occurs at Fairfield University, where business majors are required to take a course in economic history. The team-taught course requires students to use primary sources, debate historical interpretions, and move away from fact-based history. These changes allow the instructor a better opportunity to convey lessons in deeper, longer-lasting fashion.

Copyright 2001 History Teacher

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Abbott, William and Nantz, Kathryn. "The uses of economics in an integrated cluster." History Teacher (2001) 34 (4), 447-457. 10.2307/3054198
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William M. Abbott and Kathryn Nantz. "The uses of economics in an integrated cluster" History Teacher Vol. 34 Iss. 4 (2001)
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