Essays on Walter Prescott Webb and the Teaching of History

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Texas A&M University Press, 1985 - History - 101 pages
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Walter Prescott Webb's contributions to the study of history, detailing the direction historical studies have taken since Webb wrote. Webb's historiography and its relationship to classroom instruction is the subject of the second essay, by Elliott West. An appreciation of Webb and a sense of his teaching style are offered by Anne M. Butler and Richard A. Baker, while Dennis Reinhartz discusses the use of maps in the classroom, a practice to which Webb was committed. In a postscript, Llerena Friend writes a personal tribute to her mentor and colleague.

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Walter Prescott Webb and the Fate of History
New Ways to Teach the American West
The Legacy
A Graphic Dimension
Some Thoughts and Comments on Walter Prescott Webb as Teacher

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Page 14 - the height of Rome"; and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons.