Evaluating without Grading
Luke Clossey and Esther Souman | Sep 14, 2021Mastering a skill is at the heart of the specifications grading system.
The Professor as a Primary Source
Julianne Johnson | Sep 9, 2021In telling students about her experiences on September 11, 2001, Julianne Johnson makes herself the primary source—and demonstrates the interplay of history, testimony, and memory.
Professional Practice and Effort Rewarded
Annual Meeting, Perspectives Daily
Kevin Diestelow | Sep 1, 2021Should undergraduate students attend the AHA annual meeting? One attendee emphatically says yes.
Repair and Reconnection
From the Teaching Division
Shannon Bontrager, Alexandra Hui, Katharina Matro, and Laura McEnaney | Aug 18, 2021After the pandemic upended so many of our classroom routines, what will "back to school" mean?
Teaching Content, Teaching Skills
Katharina Matro | Aug 17, 2021Teaching history at the high school level does not need to default to teaching skills alone, as Katharina Matro found...
Motivate, Situate, Evidence, Illustrate
Joseph D. Martin | Aug 16, 2021Educators might better serve students by dragging the complexities of the primary–secondary source divide into the light earlier in their education, and more often.
“The Culture Wars—They’re Back!”
Laura Ansley | Aug 11, 2021From local school board meetings to state legislatures to the US Capitol, Americans are fired up about what should, and...
A Glimpse Behind the Curtain
Hayley R. Bowman | Jul 29, 2021Podcasts offer an innovative pedagogical tool, capable of collapsing space and time in a way that reading, writing, and even attending a lecture cannot.
Sarah Hensler | Jun 24, 2021The Soviet history of the Bolshoi Ballet captivated one undergraduate who used that topic to learn essential research skills and...