Teaching & Learning
The AHA's broad-based teaching mission includes: making resources available to educators at all levels and at public history venues, introducing and integrating historians into the discipline, providing ongoing education for historians at every stage of their careers-through topical and professional sessions at the annual meeting, and by way of both innovative web resources and distinguished print publications
Preconference Workshop on Digital History at 2014 Annual Meeting
The Digital History Workshop brought together historians with an interest in using digital tools and resources with experts in digital history to address such questions as how to build collaborative projects, where to find funding, what is the best way to manage projects, how to use digital tools in the classroom, and more. This workshop, held on January 1 at the 128th annual meeting in Washington, DC.
A New Guide for Teaching in Civics, Economics, Geography, and History
In collaboration with over 20 states and 15 social studies content organizations, including the AHA, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has released a guide to help states strengthen their social studies standards. The "College Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies" encourages states to upgrade their social studies standards by offering robust guidelines to promote inquiry-based learning in civics, economics, geography, and history. AHA members and staff, joined by representatives of the Teaching Division, worked closely with the NCSS, state representatives, educators, and scholars to ensure that the standards demonstrate best practices in the discipline of history.