James Harvey Robinson Prize Recipients

This honorific prize is offered biennially for the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching of history in any field. The Robinson Prize was established in 1974 by Council and first offered in 1978. It is named in honor of James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936), president of the Association in 1929 and a pioneer in new methods and content of history teaching.

2018
Bethany Jay and Cynthia Lyerly, editors, Understanding and Teaching American Slavery (Univ. of Wisconsin Press)

2016
Julie Golia and Robin Katz, TeachArchives.org

2014
Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke, illustrator, Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History (Oxford Univ. Press)

2012
Daisy Martin, Chauncey Monte-Sano, and Sam Wineburg, Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms (Teachers Coll. Press)

2010
German Historical Institute, German History in Documents and Images

2008
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Stanford Univ., Historical Thinking Matters

2006
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, World History Matters (Roy Rosenzweig, executive producer; T. Mills Kelly and Kelly Schrum, co-directors; Sharon Leon, associate director; Kristin Lehner, project manager)

2004
American Social History Project and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (Pennee Bender, Joshua Brown, and Roy Rosenzweig, producers and creators; Ellen Noonan and Kelly Schrum, associate directors; Stephen Brier, co-executive producer)

2002
Edward Ayers, Anne Rubin, and William Thomas, III, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War--The Eve of War (CD-ROM: W.W. Norton and Company. Website: Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia)

2000
James Percoco, A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of US History (Heinemann)

1998
Warren Cohen, Noren Lush, Linda Menton, Eileen Tamura, and Francis Tsui, China: Understanding Its Past (Curriculum Research and Development Group, Univ. of Hawaii and the Univ. of Hawaii Press)

1996
H-Net, based at Michigan State Univ. (Richard J. Jensen, executive director, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Mark Lawrence Kornbluh, chair, Executive Committee, Michigan State Univ.)

1994
American Social History Project, Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914

1992
Chicago History Museum, A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln

1990
Gerald Danzer, Discovering the Past Through Maps and Views (Scott, Foresman)

1987
Gerald Danzer and Lawrence McBride, People, Space and Time: The Chicago Neighborhood History Project (Univ. Press of America)

1984
North Carolina Office of Archives and History, The Way We Lived in North Carolina (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1981
Virginia Hamilton, Your Alabama and The Story of Alabama (Viewpoint)

1978
Charles Sydnor, Jr., Adolf Hitler, 1885-1945 (three-part documentary film)