Historical Podcasts in the classroom

This module introduces teachers and students to using podcasts in the classroom and to creating their own historical podcasts. It does so through the lens of abortion history. The module offers a lesson plan, along with supporting documents and additional resources, for the classroom use of a “A Sacred Calling,” a podcast episode on the history of a single Texas abortion clinic; this episode was made in a collaborative partnership between Sexing History and the American Historical Review. The module also provides a step-by-step guide for making three-to-five-minute narrative and interview podcasts centered on a research question. The work of Sexing History, a leading history-based podcast, exemplifies how the podcast as a genre can convey complex historical arguments to students.