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...
From Reading to Discovery
Dylan Ruediger | Jun 14, 2021History faculty, librarians and archivists, and publishers all have a role to play in preparing students to find and analyze primary sources.
Meet the 2021 Perspectives Daily Summer Columnists
Laura Ansley | Jun 7, 2021Introducing the three graduate students who will write about narrative and podcasts, the relationship between history and journalism, and the history of plant disease.
Reel or Unreal History
Julianne Johnson | May 19, 2021Newsreels, a uniquely 20th-century format, can be a powerful tool for instructors looking to engage students in critical analysis and build media literacy.
Our Learning Curve Was Steep
Stefan Djordjevic, Kristin Hoganson, and Dana Rabin | May 10, 2021Research on teaching in pandemic conditions conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign assessed emergency practices to advance teaching and learning.
A Farewell to the Model Minority Myth
Shuko Tamao | May 6, 2021In the wake of recent violence, historian Shuko Tamao reflects on how racism against Asian American and Pacific Islanders impacts students and faculty in academia.