Teaching and Learning
Perspectives on 2021
Alana Venable | Dec 30, 2021Perspectives is taking a holiday break. Enjoy this look back at the most popular post of each month in 2021.
What Difference Does a Pandemic Make?
Julia Brookins | Dec 22, 2021New data shows that COVID-19 did not result in an immediate catastrophic drop for history enrollments.
Hustling to Get By
Rebecca Brenner Graham | Dec 16, 2021After working 15 side gigs during her six years of graduate school, Rebecca Brenner Graham advocates for the importance of a living wage.
From Inclusive Public Schools to Divisive Concepts
Current Events in Historical Context, From the President
James H. Sweet | Dec 15, 2021His own experiences in public schools have influenced AHA president James H. Sweet’s views on recent “divisive concepts” debates.
Bridget Riley | Dec 8, 2021One teacher assigned her seventh-grade students to create podcasts to make up for the lack of women's history in their textbook.
Exploring Systemic Racism and the AHA
Angela D. Dillard and Katherine L. French | Nov 23, 2021During a client-based research seminar, graduate students researched the history of the AHA's leadership, annual meetings, and legitimation of scholarship.
Seeking Truths through Fiction
Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers | Nov 16, 2021Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers detail how they went from writing history to writing fiction.
Gaps, Plots, and Narration
Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Nov 10, 2021Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.
The Purpose of Purposeful Ignorance
R. Raoul Meyer | Nov 3, 2021History starts with questions, and behind genuine questions is a humble acknowledgment of not knowing.