Teaching and Learning
Why Study You-Know-What?
From the President
Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.
Perspectives on 2020
Ashley E. Bowen | Dec 24, 2020Perspectives is taking a holiday break. Enjoy this look back at the most popular post of each month in 2020.
History Enrollment Edges Slightly Lower
Julia Brookins | Dec 22, 2020Undergraduate history enrollment trends continue to range widely, but there have been only small changes to the overall number of...
Core of the Matter
Norm Jones | Dec 21, 2020History courses are in demand but governed by competing understandings of their value and role in general education.
Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2020History graduate programs had to make quick decisions this fall about whether to proceed with admitting students in 2021.
Narratives and Counternarratives
Allison Robinson | Dec 3, 2020Allison Robinson designed a project to help develop students' digital history skills.
Professional Skills, Historical Thinking
Shannon Bontrager | Dec 1, 2020One historian explains how using Microsoft Teams reduced his grading load and improved student learning.
Turning Inquiry into Action
Caleb Wood Richardson | Nov 18, 2020The University of New Mexico uses communities of practice to evaluate and improve introductory history courses.
Consider the Student View
Monique Dufour | Nov 17, 2020How often do we think about our classes from the viewpoint of our students? Such a shift could radically change our approach.