Teaching and Learning
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.
From the Editor
Ashley E. Bowen and Olivia Ricche | Sep 7, 2021The Perspectives author pool is slightly more diverse than the AHA's membership, but content skews to covering the United States, current events, and public history.
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
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...
Mickell J. Carter | Aug 3, 2021One graduate student discusses her struggles balancing being a student, teacher, and parent during COVID.