Title

The uses of economics in an integrated cluster

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

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.

Comments

Copyright 2001 History Teacher

Publication Title

History Teacher

Published Citation

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

DOI

10.2307/3054198