Publication Date

November 1, 2008

The American Historical Association invites all history and social studies teachers to join us for the 123rd Annual Meeting, January 2–5, 2009, at the Hilton New York and the Sheraton New York. The program includes over 200 sessions. The program encompasses the varied geographical, chronological, and topical interest of historians today.

For more information and to preregister, please visit the AHA’s web site at A special registration rate will be given to teachers who bring up to five students to the AHA’s Annual Meeting.

Join us for a special series of sessions on teaching sponsored by the AHA and Affiliated Societies, and which are listed below.

Friday, January 2

  • 1:00–3:00 p.m. Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m. From Content to Craft: Teaching Historiography to Undergraduate History Majors
  • 3:30–5:30 p.m. Across the Pedagogical Divide: Bridging Secondary School and Undergraduate Classrooms
  • 3:30–5:30 p.m. Globalizing the American History Classroom: Teaching History Abroad
  • 3:30–5:30 p.m. A Historical Conundrum: The Work of Historians Versus the Expectations of Secondary Education

Saturday, January 3

  • 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Teaching Workshop for the National History Education Clearinghouse. This workshop is specifically designed for K–12 teachers and will have a variety of speakers and presentations. Lunch will be provided. Those wishing to participate in the workshop must register in advance.
  • 9:30–11:30 a.m. National Textbook Controversies in a Globalizing World
  • 12:15–1:45 p.m. Advanced Placement History luncheon
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Teaching Historiography: Approaches, Resources, and Issues
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. The Research Habits of Historians: Practice and Teaching
  • 6:30–7:30 p.m. Society for History Education National Advisory Board Meeting
  • 7:00–8:30 p.m. Teaching and Teaching Materials Committee: Making the Most of Media in Teaching Latin American History

Sunday, January 4

  • 9:00–11:00 a.m. From the Atlantic Slave Trade to the Harlem Renaissance: Stretching and Expanding Cultural Boundaries
  • 9:00–11:00 a.m. Students as Historians: Historical Thinking and Primary Sources in the American History Classroom
  • 9:00–11:00 a.m. Innovations in Collaboration: Building University-School Partnerships
  • 9:00–11:00 a.m. The History Major in Liberal Education
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sites of Encounter: Teaching the Muslim World and World War I
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Teaching the American Civil War Outside the United States
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Problematizing Transatlantic History: German-American Perspectives
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. History Education and Technology in Our Middle and High Schools
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Teaching History in the Digital Age
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Sites of Encounter: Thinking Historically about Early Human History
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Integrating Global Perspectives and World History into U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History Grant Projects
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Reform and Religion in the U.S. History Survey: A Global Perspective
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. Teaching Historical Thinking Skills in Advanced Placement History
  • 2:30–4:30 p.m. The “California Method”? University of California’s Model for World Historical Research and Pedagogy—Past, Present, and Future

Monday, January 5

  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. The Environment and the Under-represented: Perspectives on the Early Modern to Modern Transition in World History*

—Compiled by Jesse Pierce

*This Monday session was mistakenly omitted from the print version.

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