AHA 2015 Sessions on Teaching
Bridging the High School/College Divide: Conversations toward Creating a Comprehensive History Pedagogy
In this session, two high school teachers and two college professors were brought together to discuss how pedagogical collaboration across the college divide can help students better develop historical thinking skills and prepare themselves for independent research.
The 2015 Undergraduate Teaching Workshop featured an introduction to the AHA's faculty-led Tuning Project by historians who have been participating in this faculty-led curricular process. This 70-minute video includes remarks by faculty chair Anne Hyde (Colorado Coll.) and a presentation by Dan McInerney (Utah State Univ.), as well as panelists David Trowbridge (Marshall Univ.), Sarah Shurts (Bergen Comm. Coll.), Reginald Ellis (Florida A&M Univ.), and Brandon Morgan (Central New Mexico Comm. Coll.).
"Food Will Win the War" trained K-12 educators on how to use food as an instructional aid in teaching World War I. This innovative approach stresses the importance of food and food conservation to the war effort, and the place of humanitarianism and hunger relief in US relations with Europe. The workshop was sponsored by the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board and co-organized by the AHA, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and National History Day. For more on teaching World War I history with food, see Amanda Moniz' post, "How WWI History Changed My Views about Peanut Butter," on AHA Today, and check out the American Food Roots videos under our Teaching and Learning resources.