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Teaching Resources

This page contains links to informational handouts I have developed for some of my courses, and to the classroom re-enactment exercises I have used in several of them.

Teaching Resources

Handouts on Jewish History and the Holocaust

Two-Page history of the Jewish people, 1250 BCE to the Present

Christianity and Anti-semitism

Jewish Responses to Modernity

Adolf Hitler: Background Information

Nazi Leadership: Background Information

Toward the Final Solution: A Timeline

Handouts on French History

Henri IV and Richelieu

The Fronde

Louis XIV

Memo to Thomas Jefferson, US Ambassador (1786): An Overview of the Old Regime

The French Revolution in Saint-Domingue, 1789-1804: Brief history and readings

Web site on French workers in the 19th century (prepared by students in History 541, spring 2002)

Handouts on how to do stuff:

Answering Test Questions

Writing a Book Review

Writing a Historiographical Essay

Analyzing a Reading Assignment (downloadable form)


Handout on The Calling of Katie Makanya. Katie Makanya is a remarkable autobiographical account of the life of a black woman from South Africa, born in 1873. Beautifully written, it is an outstanding reading for discussion of the issues involved in the contact between European and non-European cultures, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. I have used it as supplemental reading in my Western Civilization course. Katie Makanya is available in paperback from John Wiley publishers.