Teaching and Learning

  • Hustling to Get By

    Rebecca Brenner Graham | Dec 16, 2021

    After 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

    James H. Sweet | Dec 15, 2021

    His own experiences in public schools have influenced AHA president James H. Sweet’s views on recent “divisive concepts” debates.
  • Missing Women

    Bridget Riley | Dec 8, 2021

    One 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, 2021

    During 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, 2021

    Alix 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, 2021

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.
  • The Purpose of Purposeful Ignorance

    R. Raoul Meyer | Nov 3, 2021

    History starts with questions, and behind genuine questions is a humble acknowledgment of not knowing.
  • Teach Your Family

    Rachel Mesch, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, and Annette Joseph-Gabriel | Oct 14, 2021

    A pandemic-inspired twist on class presentations, Teach Your Family asks students to think not only about conveying information but also...
  • Playing with the Past

    Patrick Rael | Oct 13, 2021

    Board games encourage history students to imagine changing historical outcomes and discuss counterfactuality and contingency, while covering the entire range of Bloom's taxonomy of learning.
  • Common Schooling and the Common Good

    Jacqueline Jones | Oct 12, 2021

    Public schools are an essential part of American society, with a long history.
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