Perspectives on History encourages contributions related to the teaching of history at all education levels. Teaching articles should focus as much as possible on students and learning. Authors should try to relate their classroom experiences, lesson plans, and/or pedagogical principles to student learning, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson, tool, etc., from students’ points of view. Course evaluations may attest to a positive outcome, but their inherent drawbacks are well known. For ideas about how to evaluate learning outcomes, consult the resources generated by the AHA’s Tuning the History Discipline project.

The article should also acknowledge, discuss, and/or link to relevant pedagogical literature. Many instructors likely have encountered the same problem before or have tried similar strategies to enhance learning. Authors should consider how their approach differs and/or builds on others’ approaches, including those in disciplines other than history (e.g., writing).

The AHA provides a wealth of teaching resources on our website. Please consult these before submitting an article to ensure that we do not already provide resources on the subject.