Resources for Faculty

  • Starting from Scratch

    From the President

    John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019

    If you’re asked to prepare a course on an unfamiliar subject, be honest with your students. And start cramming.
  • Confronting the Paradox of Expertise

    Features

    David A. Gerber | Feb 25, 2019

    Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.
  • Online Education 2.0

    News

    Zoë Jackson | Feb 11, 2019

    Online courses are no longer a futurist fantasy or a harbinger of doom. But where are they going?
  • Policy Briefings in the History Classroom

    Features

    Dane Kennedy | Dec 17, 2018

    An assignment in a course on Victorian Britain helped students understand the relevance of history to their lives.

Most Recent

  • Letters of Rec

    Suzanne Marchand | Sep 4, 2018

    Writing (and reading) these formulaic commendations is a task with few rewards.
  • Hierarchy and Needs

    James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018

    The age of the all-powerful Doktorvater is gone, but his influence still permeates our culture.
  • Why Read Why Learn History

    Elizabeth Elliott | Aug 20, 2018

    What’s the point of studying history if you can look up facts and figures on your smartphone?
  • Reimagining the History Survey Course

    Steven Mintz | Apr 23, 2018

    Faculty members at universities across the country are experimenting with new models for history survey courses and different approaches to...
  • Points of Interest

    Lendol Calder | Jan 12, 2018

    The Mechanics of Class Participation
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