Teaching Resources & Strategies

  • AHA22 Online

    AHA Online, Annual Meeting, Features

    AHA Staff | Mar 15, 2022

    Read about a selection of sessions that took place during AHA22 Online in late February.
  • How Well Do You Know Your Students?

    Perspectives Daily

    Trinidad Gonzales | Feb 2, 2022

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

    Features

    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.
  • Gaps, Plots, and Narration

    Features

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Nov 10, 2021

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.

Most Recent

  • 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.
  • Evaluating without Grading

    Luke Clossey and Esther Souman | Sep 14, 2021

    Mastering a skill is at the heart of the specifications grading system.
  • The Professor as a Primary Source

    Julianne Johnson | Sep 9, 2021

    In telling students about her experiences on September 11, 2001, Julianne Johnson makes herself the primary source—and demonstrates the interplay of history, testimony, and memory.
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