Publication Date

December 10, 2013

Teachers of all levels will find plenty to do at the AHA’s upcoming annual meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, from January 2-5.  From sessions on the latest scholarship to discussions about pedagogy, and from networking events to hands-on workshops, AHA 2014 offers dozens of professional development opportunities for K-12 educators.  With a registration fee of only $40 in advance ($45 at the door), and deeply discounted hotel rates, a weekend in DC with fellow historians is a great way to kick off the new semester.

2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

We’ve compiled a list of offerings below that might be of interest to K-12 educators, but please visit our online program for a full list of events.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Plenary Session:“Other” Civil Wars of the 1860s: Strife in a Time of Nation-Building

Session 3: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Why Should We Engage?

Session 4: Surviving the First Years of Teaching: A Roundtable Discussion

Session 38: Promise and Peril: The Implications of the Common Core for History Education

Friday, January 3, 2014

Luncheon: Intelligence and National Security in the Cold War and After (Sponsored by the Organization of History Teachers); $15 fee, advance registration required

Session 82: Charting New Frontiers: Global Perspectives on the History of Maps

Session 117: Panic: Financial Crises over Space and Time

Session 123: The Middle East and the Great War

Session 64: National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Course Grants: Advice, Experience, Evaluation

Session 71: Teaching Critical Thinking in an Increasingly Digital Age: Strategies, Struggles, and

Success Stories

Session 76: Teaching History to/for STEM Students

Session 79: Collaborating with Curators, Librarians, and Archivists: A Practicum for Teachers and


Session 84: Engaging History through Service: Approaches to Learning Beyond the Undergraduate


Session 94: Teaching Historiography: Debating Divergent Interpretations in an Introductory History


Session 100: Digital History in (and out of) the Classroom

Session 108: American Dreams? Reflections on Hemispheric Approaches to Teaching and Research

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Breakfast: K-12 Networking Breakfast (Sponsored by The History Channel); free, but advance registration requested

Workshop: Atlantic Encounters: Internationalizing U.S. History in the Classroom Workshop for K-12 Educators; (Sponsored by the AHA, Microsoft Research, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the National Council for Social Studies); free, but advance registration requested. Note: Proof of participation will be available for CEU requests.

AP History Luncheon:  Does History Make Sense? The Mind and Things Past (Sponsored by the College Board); $15 fee, advance registration required

Session 129: What Would Eurasian History Look Like?

Session 157: 1914–18: Global Conflict, Local Context

Session 184: Generations of Women’s History

Session 201: “The Historical Enterprise”: Past, Present, and Future Collaboration between Secondary History Teachers and University History Professors

Session 209: History on Very Big Scales

Session 130: The Two “R”s at the CC: Are Historical Research and Writing Compatible with Teaching at a Community College?

Session 143: Sites of Encounter in the Medieval World: The History Blueprint Approach

Session 144: Spaced Out: Teaching African American Lives and Labor through Historical Geography

Session 146: Teaching Historiographical Debate in the World History Classroom

Session 155: What Should a Twenty-First-Century History Textbook Look Like?

Session 158: Disruptive Pedagogies: Reimagining Classroom-Based Approaches to Student Learning

Session 162: Comparative History As a Teaching Tool

Session 190: Doing Digital History with Undergraduates

Session 200: The Cold War History Blueprint: University–K-12 Collaboration to Improve History

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Session 210: Professional Development in World History Education: The Alliance Project

Session 217: Chronicling America: Using Historic Digital Newspapers for Teaching and Research

Session 227: Teaching the Mediterranean Middle Ages

Session 232: Writing the Past to Prepare Students for the Future: Writing Pedagogy, History Courses, and the Role of Undergraduate Writing Assignments

Session 237: The Feedback Loop: Historians Talk about the Links between Research and Teaching

Session 238: The Future of AP History: Designing and Assessing a “Best Practices” History Curriculum


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