Teaching and Learning

  • The Danger of a Single Origin Story

    Emily Sclafani | Feb 9, 2022

    Historians emphasize the complexities and ambiguities inherent in understanding the past. But how do we teach those aspects of historical...
  • The State of the Unions

    Charles Steinman | Feb 3, 2022

    Historians have long studied labor, but graduate students are increasingly seeing themselves as labor. What does this mean for the study of history?
  • How Well Do You Know Your Students?

    Trinidad Gonzales | Feb 2, 2022

    Asking students about their lives can help instructors better accommodate their circumstances.
  • AHA22

    Photographs by Marc Monaghan | Jan 26, 2022

    After a year with no meeting, the AHA convened in New Orleans in January to discuss an assortment of topics.
  • Tracking the Night Marauder

    Nancy Locklin-Sofer | Jan 19, 2022

    Tracking a serial killer through eastern Tennessee, one historian uses a cold case to excite her students and focus her own research.
  • Perspectives on 2021

    Alana Venable | Dec 30, 2021

    Perspectives 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, 2021

    New 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, 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.
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