Teaching and Learning

  • The Real Academic World

    Nancy Aguirre, Cristóbal A. Borges, John Paul A. Nuño, and Jamie Starling | May 1, 2018

    Informal discussions with people you appreciate, trust, and value can lead to great insight. At the ...
  • Community Values

    Jenny Barker-Devine | May 1, 2018

    Civic engagement isn't only for the tenured or the daring.
  • Reimagining the History Survey Course

    Steven Mintz | Apr 23, 2018

    Faculty members at universities across the country are experimenting with new models for history survey courses and different approaches to...
  • The Gallery and the Gridiron

    Matthew Reeves | Apr 16, 2018

    An internship with an NFL club showed Matthew Reeves that his doctoral training in history has equipped him with a...
  • Spring Cleaning Tip #1

    Christina Copland | Apr 9, 2018

    Success in academia, writes Christina Copland, is often unrelated to the merits of one's scholarship. Yet, the meritocracy myth encourages graduate students to think otherwise.
  • History 101: What It Is and Why We Need It Now

    Paulina L. Alberto and Farina Mir | Apr 2, 2018

    Several years ago, the history department at the University of Michigan—anticipating the effects of ...
  • Collaborative Reading and Note-Taking

    Aiala Levy | Apr 2, 2018

    Encouraging students in introductory history courses to engage with assigned sources meaningfully ha...
  • Food in the West

    Julia M. Gossard | Mar 29, 2018

    Students in Julia M. Gossard's Western Civilization course use Northwestern University Knight Lab's TimelineJS to create a digital chronology of the history of food.
  • The National History Center’s New Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection

    Annabel LaBrecque | Mar 19, 2018

    The National History Center's new Teaching Decolonization Resource Collection provides resources for instructors at any level to teach about decolonization.
  • Placing the National School Walkout in Historical Context: A Lesson Plan

    John Rosinbum | Mar 13, 2018

    In advance of the national school walkout on March 14, John Rosinbum offers a lesson plan for teaching students about...
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